Today, I woke up at about 3 a.m.
There was a blue light coming from the dining room. I figured that M. had left his phone plugged in for the night. The light was bugging me – but as I walked in to turn off the light, I realized puppets were all gathered around our guest’s smartphone – screaming with glee as well as doing a victory dance full of vim and vigor.
“Well,” I thought, sleepily, “what in the heck are they up to now?”
Hacivad Bey turned to me – none of his ancient-minded stance or mellifluous, peaceful Rumi-reading-induced self anywhere present. “Our shadow selves live on the smartphone!”
Not knowing what to do, I joined in back of the circle of flat wax papery puppets, all aglow with the blue of the smartphone screen…and there they were – the iKaragöz shadow puppet troupe – on our houseguest’s phone.
And the addiction begins.
If you want to become addicted to the iKaragöz tribe – go to your Apps button (I presume it works like an iphone) and:
For Turkish edition (with voice) search for: iKaragoz
Özel Türk edisyonumuz(sesli)”iKaragöz” olarak geçmektedir.