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I am fun loving, willing to try pretty much anything new and don't take myself too seriously. I find inspiration from creativity. I'm an optimist and want to remain young at heart forever.
Wander just enough to be lost.
I live life for innovation, to create something new.
also, i don't want to grow up -- And this poetry describes me well.
by Nazim Hikmet
translated by Mutlu Konuk and Randy Blasing
Living is no laughing matter:
you must live with great seriousness
like a squirrel, for example--
I mean without looking for something beyond and above living,
I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Living is no laughing matter:
you must take it seriously,
so much so and to such a degree
that, for example, your hands tied behind your back,
your back to the wall,
or else in a laboratory
in your white coat and safety glasses,
you can die for people--
even for people whose faces you've never seen,
even though you know living
is the most real, the most beautiful thing.
I mean, you must take living so seriously
that even at seventy, for example, you'll plant olive trees--
and not for your children, either,
but because although you fear death you don't believe it,
because living, I mean, weighs heavier.
Let's say we're seriously ill, need surgery--
which is to say we might not get up
from the white table.
Even though it's impossible not to feel sad
about going a little too soon,
we'll still laugh at the jokes being told,
we'll look out the window to see if it's raining,
or still wait anxiously
for the latest newscast. . .
Let's say we're at the front--
for something worth fighting for, say.
There, in the first offensive, on that very day,
we might fall on our face, dead.
We'll know this with a curious anger,
but we'll still worry ourselves to death
about the outcome of the war, which could last years.
Let's say we're in prison
and close to fifty,
and we have eighteen more years, say,
before the iron doors will open.
We'll still live with the outside,
with its people and animals, struggle and wind--
I mean with the outside beyond the walls.
I mean, however and wherever we are,
we must live as if we will never die.
This earth will grow cold,
a star among stars
and one of the smallest,
a gilded mote on blue velvet--
I mean this, our great earth.
This earth will grow cold one day,
not like a block of ice
or a dead cloud even
but like an empty walnut it will roll along
in pitch-black space . . .
You must grieve for this right now
--you have to feel this sorrow now--
for the world must be loved this much
if you're going to say "I lived". . .
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Host at my place, attend CS functions and meet CSers when traveling. I like to show my city to people that when in İstanbul just wanna kick it and enjoy many of its great attractions -- ranging from bars, clubs, restaurants to museums, shows and parks.
I've meet some GREAT people, many of whom I hope to see again and again and again. The true COMMUNITY is what I like the most. CS has expanded my perceptions -- which helps me advance, stay fresh and exposed. It has been good to have a change to get to know people coming from all over the world, since istanbul is soo highly traveled.
Many interests... I do a lot of different things, but not necessarily all of them often.
Traveling (need I say), meeting new folks, cooking, eating, yoga, drinking, dancing, recreatonal sports such as snowboarding, windsurf, tennis, biking, running / marathons, dancing, music, literature, independent films, film festivals, photography, museums and modern art.
- modern art
- film festivals
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite Books: Siddhartha, The Alchemist, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hobbit, Guns Germs and Steel, Help, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, many others!!!
Favorite Movies: Tous les matins du monde, Cinema Paradiso, Dead Man, Silent Waters, Ju Dou, Chasing Amy, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix and several lesser known independent and foreign films.
Favorite Music: Hip hop, dance, reggae, jazz, blues, classiccals, Blackalicious, 70 s rock, buda bar..
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Teach, Learn, Share
I like showing my city. It's a nice night when folks with different ideas meet. It is fun to have traveling buddies and to show them cool things in your backyard. There are so much going on here!!!
Countries I’ve Visited
Cyprus, India, Italy, Nepal, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Turkey, United States