“knowledge that takes you not beyond yourself, is far worse than ignorance.” *

I was not aware that Elif Şafak (Shafak) had taught at the University of Michigan and lived in Ann Arbor for over a year – makes me wonder things like where she lived, what her apartment was like, what coffee shops she liked, whether she enjoyed Ann Arbor, whether she visited the Arb often, or walked through Argo Park… I would have enjoyed running into her here and there, every now and then, maybe finding a chance to have a conversation.

*According to Şafak, a saying of the Sufi thinkers.


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