SPRING TERM AND A FRESH START
Welcome back to Bilkent. I hope that after a long and restful break, all
of you are ready to start the new term.
Do all of us want to? Of
course not. Sometimes I wish I could leave this planet and go somewhere
that belonged only to me--take a little rest, close my eyes and just
listen to the sound of the snow falling from the sky. But reality never
stays away--I'm sure that I'd be in such a pessimistic state that I'd
remember my rest was going to end (just like this break has ended). So,
no break is ever enough.
Back to real life:
during the first week of the semester break I went to see the movie "King
Kong." This film is actually a perfect love story. It is obvious that as
a lover, King Kong acts like us. He tries to understand each and every
movement made by the person he wants. He truly comprehends that person's
value only when he loses her, and then tries to get her back. When he
accomplishes his aim, he tries to protect his love from others. And this
is exactly the same story for each of us. Sometimes we lose the game and
end up alone, but life still goes on. The beauty kills the beast, and
then searches for a new beast to kill.
After seeing "King
Kong," another question also occurred to me. If your partner were
kidnapped, would you try that hard to find him or her? I'm not sure. I
think that the only people who would try to find you and risk their
lives would probably be your family. Others would find a way to go on,
and would remember you less and less often as the years passed. Thinking
about the plot of the movie made me realize that the stress, selfishness
and ability to survive in the rush of our lives today is making us into
robots without any emotions. We are molding our lives, hearts and hopes
by using only our logic. We have only enough time to analyze results,
not to face them.
Anyway, maybe for most
of you this was just the remake of an old movie. Still, it's a good love
story that goes straight to the viewers' hearts--and maybe gives them
the desire to experience a love story similar to King Kong's.
Have a nice start, see
you next week....
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