O Captain, my Captain

Most of you would think that there will be a talk about "Dead poet society" film with legendary Robin Williams. 

But it will not. 

It is a story about Bosfor cruise and atmosphere in the boat and around us taking the ride from Golden Horn to Bosfor straights and back. 

It is the story about past, about present with humble try to project future. Exactly as life is. 

And not to forget time. 

It is the story about time as it is successfuly presented in the clock room at Dolmababahce Palace.

Time!

It is the story about young generation dreams and thoughts,respect and pride and everyday life, and love. 

Oh that life! 

One can not forget not to try to transfer to you the feeling of exceptional energy you get when in the city of Istanbul or Carcity or Constantinople. 

This is the story of religions also, however not connected with the"devide and rule" thought but connected with one and only easy, great word - Togetherness! 

 

Comming soon

 

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Coffee is the excuse

Did you know, legend says, that the coffee came to Europe from Ottoman Turkey. It was traded during siege of Vienna from 17th July till 12 September 1683.

However the first coffee house of Istanbul opened not by the Ottomans but by Arabs. Two Arab coffee makers named Sems of Damascus and Hakem of Alepo arrived in 1554 in Istanbul and established the first coffee house in Tahtakale neighborhood. 

It soon became very popular place where people gathered exercising hedonism long before Oscar Wilde suggested it in his great book "Picture of Dorian Gray".

As it is today, some people were coming with books, like me, some played backgammon and some chess and some came for meeting people and enjoying the atmosphere. 

Generally it is accepted that happy people read while drinking coffee, as the title of the book by Agnes Martin Logan suggests. 

What we miss today and it was a habit then are the poets who recite to each other new odes they wrote. 

But what they of past were missing and we do not is that coffee houses are now also a meeting point of future couples. 

 

It was always a profitable business as then coffee cost was two silver coins,very solid amount for that time. 

And gradually coffee became world wide "excuse" for people to meet and talk! 

Written by anonymous are the following rhymes :

" (Now that we are born into this old world 

This ramshackle house shall endure our burden 

The heart desires neither coffee, nor coffee house 

The heart only desires companionship;coffee is only the excuse.)" 

 

So let's make it an excuse and gather for a coffee to talk and write, to smiile and cry, to love and prepare for love, to see the eyes of each other, to respect the existence of all! In a word let's awake for our tiny Earth stake! 

 

Istanbul January 6th 2019

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2019(3)

In previous couple of years we could feel on our own shell that changes are occurring in front of our eyes and we all tried to comprehend what are those and where will they lead us to. 

One is sure. We as humans are awakening even that there is a try to suppress it. Conscious and unconscious try. 

As per Newton third law "for every action there is equal and opposite reaction." We have build our societies on that reason. Plus Hegel dialectics of thesis, antithesis, synthesis. 

And somewhere down the road we got lost. And started sleeping and continued walking. Not realizing that we are at the blind street and that we are approaching the wall. Bigger than Chinese, as it exists in our heads! 

We started to define everything, to standardize all. And we got even more lost. We got completely captured by the sound of money. Laboratories, social and non were working together, even that we were though of individuality through Origin of Species, to present to majority numerous ideas and create stereotypes for easier control. Our tiny fragile sensors for love and care were damaged. But, even chemistry could not destroy it completely. 

Is everything about control?

It looks like it is.

First layer of fear than exercise control, than more fear and more control and even more fear for ultimate control. 

Somewhere here the game became so obvious with clishe templates that it produced contrary results. People started to awake, slowly becoming aware of the patterns imposed and more over aware of the strength, power of their inner self. But this also was understood by the different laboratories. 

And now we are witnessing that there is a process, we could name it "The process to open the door."

So here is what is going on. 

There are forces that are still trying to keep the door closed. There are forces that want the door wide open and forces that want to have a control who enters the wide open door. 

What will happen? 

If we all continue to develop our self by just overcoming stereotypes, by nature we will start feeling more and better. Our sensitivity sensors will be repaired, we will be more and more aware and by exercising humble confidence we will awake to the level of transforming our self first and with that, transforming the world we live in. 

And control? The answer is self control! 

The answer is old methods of education with awareness of our surroundings and general knowledge of the world we live in, combined by tremendous achievements in technology stimulating invention in any field. 

Karl Popper said that we must plan for freedom. No! We must exercise the freedom by being ready to protect others from our selfs! 

However Karl Popper is very right when he said that only freedom can make us secure! 

And writings! We strongly encourage you, dear friends, dear readers, to write and contribute to the philosophy of good news. There is a "beautiful minds" sub page here awaiting for your beautiful thoughts to be published. 

And do not think that you can not contribute to the humanity being only one person! Just write words which are, definitely, deeply embedded inside of your soul! 

As Byron said:

"But the words are things,

and a small drop of ink,

Failing, like dew, upon a thought produces 

That which make thousands, perhaps millions think." 

 

Wishing you all that the rainbow in the photo/video finish the journey in your heart ♥! 

The year 2019 represents number 3 (2+1+9=12=1+2=3)called Angel number for those spiritually aware. And there are more of humans to discover spirituality within them selfs this year. 

Happy, healthy and prosperous new year 2019 - 3.

 

Philosophy of good news 

January 3rd 2019

 

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