Friday, December 31, 2010

YENI BIR YILA DOGRU/ Toward the New Year

Dun guzel bir gundu. Hastanede Halis'in kaldigi 5. katta ufak bir susleme yapilmis, hemsireler ve personel uniformasiz ve gunluk kiyafetleriyle kutlama havasindaydi. Bu arada Halis'in odasindaki susleme, karsi odada Zehra'nin yaptigi dekorasyonun yaninda mutevazi kaldi. Birlikte fotograflar cekildi.Dogrusu hepsine ne kadar tesekkur etsem az. Calisma kosullarinin zorluklarina ragmen Halis'e gosterdikleri ilgi ve sevecen tavir onlarin cok ozel insanlar olmalariyla ilgili.

Derken Dr.Ari Boyaciyan 'Halis Beyin yeni yilini kutlayayim dedim" diyerek geldi. "Cok ama cok yavas bir ilerleme goruyorum; bakislari daha anlamli ve uyaniklik suresi artti" dedi. O ne diyorsa oyledir, kendisine cok guveniyoruz.

Boylece yeni bir yila daha iyimser bir hava icinde girmemek icin sebep yok. Aslinda iyimserlik insana cok yakisiyor. Birlikte son seyatimizi Antakya'ya yapmistik. Antakya cok etkileyici ve guzeldi; Insanlar , iliskiler ve muazzam gecmisi ve mutfagiyla birlikte. Dolasirken geleneksel tatlilari da bulabldigimiz bir tatlicida oturduk. Simdi adini hatirlamadigim guzel bir tatliyi yerken, Halis tabii dukkanciyla sohbete daldi. Adamin soyledigi bir sey aklima takildi; "Aslinda insanlarin yuzde doksani iyidir agabey" demisti. Ben de bu soze takilip bir sergi konusu yapmaga karar vermistim. Hala da o kararimdayim araya zaman girse de. Ama o sergi projesini simdi hayatimda yasiyor gibiyim.


Yesterday was a nice day. On the 5th floor of the American Hospital where Halis stays has been decorated for the New Year's Ev celebrations. Nurses and the other personnel had come in without their uniforms in their everyday outfits. Halis' room decoration was paled by Zehra's decoration across the hall. We all took pictures together. I cannot thank them enough! Their loving care for Halis despite the difficulties of their working conditions is due to the fact that they are each special people.

Then Dr. Ari Boyaciyan came by saying "I came to wish Halis Bey a happy new year". He said " I see an incredibly slow progress. There is more meaning in his eyes and his awake time have gotten longer." Whatever he says. We infinitely trust him.

We don't have a reason to start the new year in a more optimistic air. Optimism suits people. We had taken our last trip together to Antakya. Antakya was beautiful and moving, with its people, human interaction, history and its cuisine. As we were walking around, we stopped by a dessert shop where we could sample local desserts. As we were eating a delicious dessert name of which I cannot remember, Halis started chatting with the store owner, as he normally does. I never forget something that man said: "Actually 90% of the people are good Agabey" (means big brother in Turkish). I was caught up in this statement and had decided to have an exhibition with this theme. even though there has been a delay, this is still something I would like to pursue. But I also feel like I am living in that exhibition theme.

2 comments:

  1. Best Wishes Figen, to you, Halis, and your two lovely daughters.
    May you be well, may you be happy, may you make progress.
    Jimmy x.

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  2. Öncelikle Geçmiş olsun,Allah yardımcınız olsun.Benimde 52 gündür yatan bir yeğenim var.Hala uyanmadı...Şu Amerikadan getirtdiğiniz uyandırma proğramı hakkında bilgi almak istiyorum.yardımcı olurmusunuz...
    saygılarımla

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