Bana rumi’nin siirini getir
"Her gun bir yerden gocmek ne iyi
Her gun bir yere konmak ne guzel” diye baslayan
"Ne kadar soz varsa dune ait.
Simdi yeni seyler soylemek lazin” diye biten.
Bring me that poem of Rumi
That begins with the lines, how good to migrate anew everyday
And how beautiful to settle anew everyday
And ends saying, “so many words that belong to yesterday.
Now we need to say new things.”
3:02 pm • 6 December 2013 • View comments
“Your daughter is ugly.
She knows loss intimately,
carries whole cities in her belly.”
— Warsan Shire, “Ugly”
12:55 pm • 30 November 2013 • 7 notes • View comments
“Date a girl who doesn’t read because the girl who reads knows the importance of plot. She can trace out the demarcations of a prologue and the sharp ridges of a climax. She feels them in her skin. The girl who reads will be patient with an intermission and expedite a denouement. But of all things, the girl who reads knows most the ineluctable significance of an end. She is comfortable with them. She has bid farewell to a thousand heroes with only a twinge of sadness.”
— Don’t date a girl who reads. via
7:36 pm • 28 November 2013 • 12 notes • View comments
The dreaded question finally arrived in my Facebook inbox yesterday, “Are you in Istanbul because you are marrying someone there?” When I answered “No, it’s because I want to be here.” that left the asker flustered and confused. It must have been such a struggle for some people to find a lone woman fucking with a century-age man-made system that she is able to make decisions all by herself and not for or influenced by others.
10:22 am • 26 November 2013 • 3 notes • View comments
“Not knowing anyone. Not knowing your surroundings. Not knowing the language. Now that is a real adrenaline rush.”
— Things about living abroad and never turning back. Yes, thank you.
2:12 pm • 25 November 2013 • 2 notes • View comments
Kurt Vonnegut liked to say, “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”
8:11 pm • 24 November 2013 • 1 note • View comments
“I learned how rare it is to be completely alone. I don’t mean alone in your room for an afternoon — I’m talking completely separated from anyone you know for a very long period of time. Most people have never experienced this. I didn’t realize it until I was alone myself and countless people admitted to me they’ve never actually been alone before. When in solitude, I achieved moments of extreme clarity and connection with myself I had never experienced in my previous twenty-seven years of life.”
— There is a great power in solitude
3:12 pm • 19 November 2013 • 7 notes • View comments
With the right step
she would try her chances
“Please don’t watch me dancing
oh no don’t watch me dancing”
9:55 am • 19 November 2013 • 13 notes • View comments