5/19/2007

Identity-Epilogue

The Ahanchi works are mounted on the wall now. Seeing the pure joy I feel in having the works around me, my children have reacted jovially, having finally understood what it means to be a Hamadani-Tehrani-Iranian-American in their mother. I look at the artwork with happiness and pride. I am reminded of what lucky immigrants we have managed to become; appreciating and cherishing our lives in America, while on many occasions successfully managing to hold on to our Iranian heritage, language, culture, and all. I am reminded again that to be able to live free and regret-free, we must accept our identities in their entirety, and to embrace this which only the luckiest people in the world can have—the best of both worlds.

2 comments:

serendip said...

Beautiful post.

Nazy said...

Thanks Serendip! The idea was cooking for a long time, and I feel so light now that I have written it and can start working on other things. It was exhausting, this one.