Letters From Now

By Ece Temelkuran

Join me on an expedition to the heart of humanity in the 21st Century. This will be a friendship of letters to create our own quarters away from the communication diseases of our time.

Join me on an expedition to the heart of humanity in the 21st Century. This will be a friendship of letters to create our own quarters away from the communication diseases of our time.

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summer break

Dear,just a short announcement:We − as in Yasemin, Mateja and Ece − are taking a summer break.We wish you a brilliant vacation as well, have splendid summer, get relaxed, refresh your mind, and see you in September with new energy, ideas, and of course letter…

 
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gammon pieces

Dear,I am writing to you from Café Erossos, in Mytilene. In front of me is the sea and around me are old Greek men playing gammon. It is one of those Mediterranean late mornings where life feels in its lightest, and the world seems infinite. The woods are bur…

 
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Letters From Now

Dear all,due to crazy summer circumstances this weeks letter will be delivered at Sunday morning :-).Thank you for the understanding.Best,Ece and Letters From Now Team

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#52・

a magical coat

Dear,I am writing to you from my study. I have a study in the new apartment. It is darkish, a bit narrow but still accommodating enough when I want to hide away from the rest of the apartment. You see, writing comes with awkward behavioral patterns unique to …

 
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Strength: Not killing the prey?

Dear,I am writing to you from the office balcony at The New Institute. I come here so I don’t smoke when I’m working in the office but then every time, I end up on the balcony smoking while working. I have to stop this, but I know I won’t, so, no need to tell…

 
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Letters From Now - MEETUP TOMORROW!!

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Naïve destruction

Dear,I’m writing to you from my new place in Hamburg. They gave me a new apartment at the institute, so I’ll be living here for a while. Fleeting homes, I guess, is the only thing I have now.Forgive me for last week. It was and still is a bit awful. Don’t get…

 
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MEETUP - CANCELED

Dear,unfortunately, we have to inform you that the Letters From Now Meetup is canceled. Ece is still not feeling well.We are very sorry if we caused inconvenience to you, meetup is postponed for the next week. We will send you all the information.Thank you fo…

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Letters From Now - MEETUP TOMORROW!!

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#46・

letters from now

Dear,I am writing to you from my bed. I am recovering from Covid, but then I can tell you that post-covid symptoms are as bad as the symptoms of the sickness. I guess mine is coming in the form of a mid-life crisis. I feel deeply fed up with everything. When …

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To conquer inner monsters

Dear,I am writing to you from London, but by the time you receive this letter, I’ll be in Dublin — if, of course, I am still alive. I am exhausted and ill after Berlin, Oxford and London book events for Together. I was talking and performing too much, but the…

 
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Weight of being courageous

Dear,I am writing to you from the Berlin Airport. I’ll be flying to London soon. First, it is Oxford for Kite Festival; then, I’ll have some events in London to launch Together’s paperback edition. Finally, the belated UK visa will be put into some use.

 
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Century of digital friends

Dear,I’m writing to you on my way to Ravenna, Italy. If everything goes right, I’ll be on stage with incredible Etgar Keret this evening. We’ll be laughing a lot; this is what I expect, at least. If you haven’t read Keret, please do. He has that absurd humor …

 
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MEETUP - TOMORROW

25th of April 08:00 PM CEST: JOIN THE MEETUPWarm regards,Ece and Letters From Now Team

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The word home

Dear,I am writing from “home” in Hamburg. To use the word home in quotation marks has become a consuming hesitance. Maybe it is time I call everywhere home, leaving out the prolonged question, “Where is home?” Lately, I am reading about the concept of home—a …

 
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Anger is dead. Long live anger!

Dear,I am writing to you from Hamburg. As I wrote in my last letter, things rarely go right. I couldn’t get the UK visa on time, and all my programs in London were canceled. So, after Athens and Geneva, I am back at “home” again, trying to reschedule all the …

 
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Being angry at anger

Dear,I am writing to you from the Berlin - Hamburg train after a long and exhausting day. Today is Wednesday, and after six weeks of waiting, my UK visa has not been issued yet. It is impossible to get to the visa agency to inquire about my destiny, for there…

 
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Belonging to anger

Dear,I am writing to you from "home". As I write this word, I remember all those times I accidentally called my hotel room "home" when on the road. I’ll be at home. Ah, sorry, I meant at the hotel. The brain, as a reflex, rejects that the place you sleep is n…

 
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My delicious anger

Dear,I am writing to you from Die Zeit Café, a small place in the newspaper building. I began to frequent the café, for I feel somewhat close to my pack - the journalists. The sun finally is less hesitant in Hamburg, yet the springy weather is still too chill…

 
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REMINDER - Join our meetup TOMORROW

25th of April 08:00 PM CEST: JOIN THE MEETUPWarm regards,Ece and Letters From Now Team