“I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went — and came, and brought no day …”
Lord Byron, Darkness
If you are a believer of dualism like myself, villains must be interesting to you too. Just like the yin and yang symbol, we all carry both light and dark inside us. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons we have an interest in villains. …
“Once on a time, the ancient legends tell,
Truth, rising from the bottom of her well,
Looked on the world, but, hearing how it lied,
Returned to her seclusion horrified…”
Rudyard Kipling — A Legend of Truth
When are we ready to hear or understand the truth? When are we ready to speak the truth if we don’t dare to get hurt or face the consequences? And finally, when what we think of as the truth turns out to be a lie, or something utterly different than what we imagined, how do we deal with it?
The third episode of…
There is a misconception about the Anatolian man (Anadolu erkeği) in Turkey. He is considered to be a stereotype, almost an opposite to the metropolitan man. First let me ask, do you know where Anatolia is? Anatolia is the name of the Asian part of Turkey, referred to also as Asia Minor. If you decided to read a bit more into the history of Anatolia, you’d find out that it goes way back to the prehistoric period. Many civilizations have been born on this land.
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” T.S. Eliot
If I asked you the necessary ingredients of a great love story, you could reply with something like this article that states some essential things to create a literary romance. But what if one wanted to create a screen romance? For a TV series like Sen Çal Kapımı for instance. …
You would be surprised to find out that you can find creativity in the most unexpected places, even in a romantic comedy full of cliches. Some people think that watching the same storyline over and over is boring. I disagree, sometimes in the ordinary or most visited stories you can find creativity flourishing. That is why although I am not a hopeless romantic I do enjoy our Turkish romantic TV shows and you’ll see why you can too (if you aren’t enjoying them already).
To be fair, up until Kiralık Aşk, I wasn’t interested in watching TV shows based on…
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
I wish love came with a guideline. Some of you may think we are born with the ability to love but I disagree. Maybe the love we have…
“Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.”
Max Ehrmann — Desiderata 1952
One could say life is an endless struggle. However at least it’s not in vain. At least it’s a journey we take to becoming who we want to be. As we’re growing up, we form an ideal portrait of ourselves. …
“Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.”
What would they tell us if the dead could talk? It’s 2021 while I’m writing this and we’re still clueless about what awaits us in the afterlife. Some of us really fear death. The fear of a premature death keeps us awake at night. For some; it’s the fear of losing loved ones, dying alone, dying a sudden or a cruel death. …
I know you’re used to me writing about dizis but today I want to write about something that really upset me this week. That thing is called cyber bullying. The fact that bullying is being done to someone who is famous and at a position of power to some extent, doesn’t really change the fact that it’s bullying.
I know it’s hard for international fans to understand some of the cultural nuances. Turkey just like any other country is not perfect, neither the Turkish people. Also in a country of 80 million people, it would be naive to believe everyone…
“my father moved through dooms of love
through sames of am through haves of give,
singing each morning out of each night
my father moved through depths of height”
― E.E. Cummings, (34) My Father Moved Through Dooms of Love
I was in my thirties when I noticed that our childhood traumas don’t necessarily have to be huge things like abuse or domestic violence to be considered traumas. Since childhood is exactly when we start building our belief system and our ideas about the world, everything that happens to us or others around us, affects our future deeply. This is…
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