Today is November 24, celebrated as Teacher’s Day here in Turkey. I want to thank to my best teacher Dilara, my daughter. I am very lucky to have met her. There are tons of worldly things that happened after I found her. One of them is this blog about backgammon and life. I started it 9 years ago due to her rough passage in life. As a memory of this I gave her the best backgammon prize that come my way: A special player award with Atatürk’s photo.
Teachers are ways the world presents us what we actually are. Dilara has been living what we normally consider as a tough life. Her way of teaching me was fabulous. She mimicked what I was having inside one to one. I didn’t understand this from the point of backgammon. We try to follow a game plan where the other player is less developed. Mimicking kills when only one player wins the game. However life is not such a game. We are not separate as we mostly always think so.
Dilara taught me the way of love. That does not care about losing personally. It cares only about winning totally. I have a transformation going after I realized what it means to love. Thank you Dilara for being such a great teacher. Life gave me such a present 🙏🏼❤️