My Intellectual & Artistic Friends in Spirit

Federico Garcia Lorca, Bertolt Brecht, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edith Piaf, and Zeki Müren are my intellectual and artistic friends in spirit. We all have lived in different eras and countries, but we often times hang out together in spirit. Edith Piaf and Zeki Müren are the ones who sing the best songs I have ever listened to. Whatever I have studied so far (Education, Sociology, and Theatre), Jean-Jacques Rousseau has always been with me even though I often disagree with him. Federico Garcia Lorca and Bertolt Brecht continue to inspire me to be a better scholar of theatre and performance.

Whenever we all hang out together, Rousseau upsets everyone if he talks about education and women, especially arts and sciences that he thinks that they are immoral. However, when Rousseau talks about society, we all, even Lorca and Brecht who are quite busy trying to unite the theatre and society, pay attention to him.

Since I did not have a chance to be a friend with them in-person, I visited the places where they lived to feel their spirit. I have more intellectual and artistic friends, who lived in different eras and countries. The more I visit places where they lived, the more I will post about our spiritual unification.

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Plaza De Santa Ana, Madrid, Spain (December 2011)
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Bertolt-Brecht-Platz, Berlin, Germany (February 2016)
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Rousseau’s Grave, Panthéon, Paris, France (December 2011)
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Square Edith Piaf, Paris, France (December 2011)
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Zeki Müren Art Museum, Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey (August 2011)

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