Goodbye to the White Knight
When I reached a certain age, I saw with amazement how many people were entitled to me.
Like lines in Cahit Sıtkı's poem "Thirty Five Years" :
“The sky has another color!
I noticed late that the stone is hard. ”
We do not even come face to face with the majority of people who have a right to us. Despite this, they have a right to us. It is such a right that it hides itself like a shy child.
If our hearts soften, if our inside is straightened, our light will turn on and our outer will become beautiful. Artists are the first to soften our hearts and burn lamps in us.
Writers, poets, painters, musicians ... They come and go as the organizers of us. Each of them are the owners of radiant beauties that come from our eyes, ears and minds.
I lived in Emek and Bahçelievler from 1975, when I first stepped into Ankara, until 1982. Many of Ankara's memory venues, especially the National Library, are in this region. One of them was Arı Cinema. Nowadays it is used by TRT as Bee Studio.
I also listened to one of the artists, Timur Selçuk, who is one of the rightful artists, in his concert at Arı Cinema. He was a musician whose every product I was aware of, from soundtracks to films.
Later he was at the piano, wearing a white shirt and trousers that he would always wear like a uniform. It was the "White Knight" of the night .
It was a night from Ankara's frosty winters and February. I still feel the warmth inside me. I walked for about an hour after the concert, ignoring the dirty weather, snow and cold.
Timur Selçuk and Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan have been a complementary duo in my eyes. Even though Cemil Meriç and Necip Fazıl, the two giants of my mental world, labeled Ümit Yaşar as sub-par poets, I always liked his poems. This love of mine continues at this age.
Timur Selçuk sang mostly works by Ümit Yaşar. After her first concert "From Yesterday to Today" , I listened to Timur Selçuk with appreciation.
My favorite songs of Timur Selçuk were "Today, Tomorrow and Forever" and "You Left Me Without a Ladder on the Blind Shores" . The words of both belong to Ümit Yaşar.
One day before I heard the news of Timur Selçuk's death, I renewed the sound system in our house and arranged the CDs. Meanwhile, I got the CD with Timur Selçuk's "Selections" and "All Albums" and MP3. The emotions I had, "I haven't seen it on TV for years. I don't read his interview anywhere, either. I wonder what is he doing now? ” happened.
He started playing the piano at the age of five, gave his first concert at the age of 7, and in 1998 he was awarded the title of State Artist. He died of a heart attack at the age of 74.
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