|It is often said that man (sic) proposes and God disposes. That's certainly true and that's exactly why I live in Istanbul. You see, when I was much younger, in the halcyon days when this world seemed to be a garden in which everything was possible, in the days when I believed (albeit irrationally) that even my small 'I' would live forever, I became convinced of the fact that I was meant to live out my life in France (where I had gone to do doctoral research) and that I would end my days in Paris.|
that end I tried everything I could do to find a job that would mean a
way to stay there. One difficulty at that stage was that I was obsessed
with the idea it could all be achieved legally. (The Turks have since
taught me the folly of such convictions with respect to legalities.) One
job offer, with a well-known esoteric organization materialized, then
dematerialized, purportedly due to a late-breaking crisis within the organization.
My desperate attempts to persuade the French powers-that-be to allow me
to stay in France were to no avail. One memorable afternoon I was even
ushered ever-so-politely, but firmly, out of the Paris police department.
Having nowhere else to go, I moved to Istanbul in 1994. At that point
my raison d'être was to finish the Ph.D. thesis (along necessarily
politically-correct and hence very boring and minimally meaningful lines)
and return to my beloved Paris. For a number of reasons, some of them
merely Gaeilic, others truly Byzantine, all that changed. The thesis may
never be finished and I may never live in Paris, but I have nevertheless
continued my writing. I'm currently working on several projects, including
a collection of short stories partly inspired by my experience of living
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