Blue Forest

Tonight I am all alone. My roommates are out for the night. There is no humming of the TV from downstairs or human voices traveling through heating ducts. Behind the closed doors I am reading, knitting and listening to music. It is late but I don’t care about the time. I feel so complete in“Blue Forest” yazısının devamını oku

Arrival of the Soul

Dear People of the Other Side, 2 weeks after the arrival, I am feeling balanced again. This has a lot do with the fact that I started teaching again. I think I am a workacholic. I don’t feel good when I am on vacation. (Well,  maybe, maybe not. Why come to conclusions about ourselves?) What“Arrival of the Soul” yazısının devamını oku

Sleepless in Istanbul

3:50 am in the morning… sitting by my desk, far from sleep. My body and my mind are resisting to adjust the 10 time-zones I flew over. My phone and my laptop have already spotted their new location on earth and automatically changed their clock. My body could not. Neither could my mind. In one“Sleepless in Istanbul” yazısının devamını oku

Precious Balance of Perfection

Last Saturday we saw the movie Black Swan. Natalie Portman is playing this ballerina in New York City ballet company whose life is completely consumed with dance. Although the movie was a disturbing psycho-drama and in many blood dripping scenes I had to close my eyes, I loved the dance scenes so much that I“Precious Balance of Perfection” yazısının devamını oku

Blogger’s Block

I have been living outside of Turkey for the last 8 years. More than half of that time, I have been living in the US. If we include earlier times that I have been abroad I can roughly calculate that almost for a quarter life time my primary everyday language has been English.  I teach“Blogger’s Block” yazısının devamını oku