Archive for June, 2013

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June 30, 2013

5_years_handEve of July Morning. This blog marks its 5th anniversary. Time for a long blog vacation. And reflecting on the past, future and NOW. Total posts to date
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Othernization

June 24, 2013

Any dialogue is only possible when both parties are willing to listen to each other. Being ignored or not being heard at all feels sad and lonely – ‘other-nization’.”Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh and too selfish to seek other than itself.”¬†K. Gibran

#–Ē–ź–Ě–°withMe

June 19, 2013

Days on end thousands of people from all ages and walks of life in Bulgaria are on protest longing ¬†for corruption-free governments and dignified life. What caused the¬†protests, what is the appeal¬†and how the streets look like – video. May hope and love triumph. ‘But have not love, it profits me nothing’ /1 Cor. 13:3/. #–Ē–ź–Ě–°withMe [Dance with me]. With Love.¬†#BulgariaExists (CNN)

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Photo courtesy: via Boyan Yurukov, click for DW

The Nimrod Flipout

June 12, 2013

My first encounter with¬†Israeli writer¬†Etgar Keret was through his “The Nimrod Flipout” – a collection of some funny¬†and some not so funny short stories, in which boredom is the driving engine of the world. Some compare E. Keret’s¬†¬†fiction to Woody Allen’s one, however the latter being among my favourites, I’d rather have second thoughts about it, except for some absurdity situations one comes across in both.

Guidance from beyond

June 6, 2013

It just happened that I read Bulgarian author Lyubomir Nikolv’s ‘YouTube – my love’ and saw the US movie ‘P.S. I Love You‘¬†(2007) within a few days, both dealing with a similar issue: planning ahead and messages keep coming in after one has departed from this world. ¬†This tiny second in which things get irrevocable for these still in this world (‘The end of what?’) and those in the other (‘Life as we know it.’)

Both ‘YouTube – my love’¬†and ‘P.S. I Love You’¬†made me think of what we know, what we want to know and the vast unknown. Here. And beyond.

Taxim Gezi

June 2, 2013

Following with sadness via the BBC website, social media and Wikipedia¬† what’s going on these days in Istanbul, I wish the charming city returns to its peaceful atmosphere soon. My favourite authors –¬†E. Shafak¬†and O. Pamuk on the events.

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Taxim Gezi Park