full circle

i just realized i forgot my copy of orhan pamuk’s snow in my hotel room in istanbul a few weeks ago.

i had bought it from istanbul a year or so ago.

i have still not read snow.

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i don’t know whether this is saying something about me, snow the book, orhan pamuk the author, istanbul the city, or some other altogether strange force at play.

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an afterthought: when i was there, i found istanbul one of the most beautiful and pleasant cities i have evern been to. one of those places everyone needs to visit before you know when.

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another afterthought:

‘in some awful, strange, paradoxical way, atheists tend to take religion more seriously than the practitioners.’
-jonathan miller

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~ by safrang on August 6, 2009.

4 Responses to “full circle”

  1. i like the second afterthought!
    what about agnostics?

  2. they are too confused to take sides…

  3. And what would a muhtasib offer in matters of Love? Satan did not disobey for the sake of arrogance; no, he disobeyed for the sake of the love for the Beloved!

    Kufr is nothing but the purest, highest love!

  4. […] have never read a work of orhan pamuck completely. i famously lost the snow which i had picked up in istanbul, a year later, again in istanbul, and still not halfway […]

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