5 Ekim 2013 Cumartesi
You asked me for poems
Poems of joy and happiness
Adventures into the known and the unknown
Poems from the depths of being
Of being together
Full of smiling faces and hippos drawn as small as cockroaches
Aimless night drives to alleviate pangs of hunger
Sneaking invitations for delights to come.
Don’t you know that poems are sad?
Suleyman effendi and Alfred J. Prufrock live with us
Timeless trains of misery leave Haydarpasa station every minute
On the minute
Who was I to change the hieroglyphs of Boddhisatwa
and the kyrie eleisons of the man made of wood
Sonnets were not my style.
Today it is different
It is time to redefine
Not to seek joy in sadness
Nor to conquer empathy in depression
Just sit back (or forward) and say:
It is good to travel with you,
- Pictionary games with kids and friends
- Driving Daughter late at night in Riyadh, KSA, to get her to sleep
- Suleyman Effendi, character in Orhan Veli poem
- Trains and Haydarpasa Station : Reference to "Human Landscapes From My Country", Nazim Hikmet
Hieroglyphs, Boddhisatwa, Kyrie Eleison, Man Made of Wood : from poems by Asaf Halet Celebi
These are not all.
Yet, why post more.
Sharing with each other
On this 68th,
Or is it 69th?
Some day in Virgo September. 2012
To have been born to end war in 1944,
Or to stop others later.
Just life and joy
And lives and joys
What you get
Is what you get
Is so much
When given freely
Did not appear by mistake
But did not ask.
All the faces
And all the bodies
Are with us today
And will be,
Many thanks to them,
14 Ağustos 2013 Çarşamba
Soc.& Pol. Anthropology 501:
The next 100 year History of Islam, Conflict, Confusion, Collusion, Consensus and Cohesion in the Middle East.
The unbearable weight of the cultural addiction to being ruled authoritatively and rewarded for being subservient.
If, in a Country, the majority of the population vote to be subjected to authoritarian rule with limitations on Human Rights at elections, is this Democracy?
Case of Egypt 2013: Do you support freedom of opinion and protest for Islamists wishing to prohibit those rights?
The ethics of introducing human rights, democracy and concepts of compassion and empathy to a culture and a geographical region which may have lived without such ideas for thousands of years.
Attitude and Behavioral Change And Effects of Social Media in Societies Which Have Traditionally Resisted Change.
International Intelligence Operations Group Study: The Multi-Disciplinary Requirements of Social Engineering in Subject Countries and/or Regions and Problems and Issues in Their Applications.
29 Haziran 2013 Cumartesi
|Simit Cart hiding my Fear of Photographing Police Waiting for Orders|
|Police blocking entry to center of Taksim Square|
|The Police with their water cannon and the People, an everyday sight?|
|The 30 is hopefully not a pedestrian speed limit for crossing the street !|
|I was going to ask the girls what they were protesting but they escaped before I could|
|Police protecting the center concrete in a strange game.|
|Good location for people watching, underneath Marmara Hotel|
|Another good location to see and to be seen|
|This group of police are not really separated. There is another group just around the corner.|
|Strange character with interesting dog or the other way around.|
|Same character without hindrance but further away.|
|It must be the wife. The eyes tell it all.|
|What do you think those three guys are comparing behind their shields?|
|The group around the corner and the loner talking and looking tough with hipster pants, but love handles|
|Just could not delete this disgusted face. Possibly a permanent fixture|
|Not only the police can be tough|
|The older lady at the cafe was saluting the police with her glass of beer just before the photo (beer in the open will soon be banned)|
|Almost nobody in this establishment. Baklava not very good or they refused to aid protesters|
|Best seating for the action on Taksim Square at terrace of Burger King|
|Western and Eastern tourists loving the crowds and the excitement|
|The crowd is getting thicker by the minute as more come up from Istiklal|
|Just before the groups moved on the square|
|Lost! Totally lost ! But, Hey! It's Fun!|
|These lasses appear to know what is what|
|Eser, envious of my great photography, tries to block a great shot|
|Bringing up your child. Show and Tell|
|Other special lodge seating for the Taksim Square Activities|
|Group of kids and the police|
|They actually got me wet while horseplay or intentionally. Eser took the opportunity|
|The church and the people, the witness and the spectators|
|For sale as drinking water fresh out of a fridge.|
|Clapping and chanting group moving towards the center|
|Police lined up protecting the center (this is after we escaped )|
|Shot over the heads of the police and some people and after our video of running away.|
|Others getting away|
|Behind the police line safely|
|The T-shirt says it all.|
|Blaming the ruling party and the Kurdish party for the deaths of the Kurdish and the Worker protesters|
|A tourist family allowed through the police line on the other side of the square|
|Family with baby and kid, checking out the square|
|The man is selling water and wind up toys !!!|
|On the way back|
|I would not trust this nanny or mother after tonight.|
|Another group checking each other|
|These girls are the Foreign agents sent to stop this group of police from doing their duty.|
The guy on the left is their startegist
|The police protecting the recently gassed flowers and trees of the park|