Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Gulser Hanim yillardir babamin heyecanli dogasindan veya isten gergin oldugu zamanlarda onu yumusak masaji ve tatli diliyle gevsetmisti. Halen babami her hafta hastanede ziyaret ediyor. Annem Gulser Hanimin ziyaretlerini soyle anlatiyor:
"Gulser Canay Halis in meleklerinden biri. Daha onceden beri arkadasimiz olan Gulser Halis'e masaj yapiyor, enerji veriyor ve iyimser mesajlariyla onu canlandirmaya calisiyor. Odaya girer girmez alcak sesle soyledigi 'Halis Bey ben Gulser, daha iyi olacaksiniz insallah' in tatli tonu ve aksani aklimdan cikmayacak sanki. Kendisi Bulgaristan Tatarlarindan ve bu halkin kulturune, folkloruna dair arastirmalar yapiyor. Ben yasli insanlardan derledigi soylence ve masallarin tiryakisiyim. Haziranda Kirim da bir kitabi basilacak. Tatarca da olsa kitaptan Halis'i haberdar edecegiz. Gulser in uyguladigi geleneksel dogu, cin masajinin Halis e cok faydasi oluyor."
For years, Gulser Hanim has been able to ease my dad's tension resulting from his excited personality and stressful work life. She continues to visit him weekly in the hospital. Here is more on her visits told by my mom:
"Gulser Canay is one of Halis' angels. Gulser who has been our friend for some time, tries to stimulate Halis' brain by her special massage and energy treatments, as well as her optimistic outlook. I will never forget the way she mutters in a soft voice "Halis Bey, Gulser is here. You will get better inshallah" as she enters the room every week. Gulser is a Tartar from Bulgaria and she does research on the culture and folklore of her people. I am addicted to hearing the old stories and tales that she collected from elderly Tartar through the years. Her book on the topic will come out in Crimea in June. Though the book will be in Tartar, we will make sure to let Halis know of it. Halis really benefits from the traditional Eastern and Chinese massage that she applies."