5/09/2007

My 100th Post & Hide and Seek With Sina

I forgot to ask my blogger friends if this was a significant thing, like an 18th birthday or something, because it certainly feels special to me! Well, it isn’t really my 100th post, because one time by mistake I deleted a bunch of things I had written in December and January, and couldn’t retrieve them! But I celebrate anyway. I want to thank Mehran, Leva, and Jahanshah for helping me find the courage to let others come see my blog. I was writing but I never gave anyone the address to come see me! I was what I called a “Blogger Makhfi” for a while there! Having a blog has been one of the better things I have done in my life, I think. To celebrate it, I want to tell you about a blog I absolutely love to visit. It is called Mrs. Shin’s Diaries http://mrsshin.blogspot.com/ . Mrs. Shin is a young woman who lives with her husband and their 18-month old toddler in Tehran. She is an artist, a writer, a very creative young woman, and a thriving mother in the midst. It is so refreshing to read the way she handles and balances her child, her marriage, her career, her ambitions and her hopes. Her son, Sina, is at the core of most of her posts, and that always tugs at my heart, reminding me of the time my sons were so young. Yesterday she had a post about playing Hide and Seek with her son. This picture simply melted my heart! I just sat there looking at it for the longest time, wanting to open those closet doors to look at the sweet owner of those cute red-socked feet! Take a look and enjoy it as I did. Here’s a link to that post: http://mrsshin.blogspot.com/2007/05/blog-post_08.html

12 comments:

Mehran said...

happy 100th post

Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

Karim said...

Congratulations.

Nazy said...

Mehran Jan,
Karim Jan:

Thanks for coming and thank you very much for your congratulatory words! So, it IS a big deal, right?! I knew I was excited for a good reason!

Dear Anonymous: Thank you. Please come again. "Anonymous" is just fine with me--a lot better than just passing through without leaving a sign of yourelf!

مانا said...

صدمین پستتون مبارکه.من از دوستای خانم شین هستم و باهاتون کاملا موافقم اون یه زن استثنایی و یک نویسنده هنرمنده.من با اینکه زیاد وقت وبلاگ خوندن ندارم کامنتهای با محبتی را که برای خانم شین می نویسید همیشه می خوانم و معتقدم خانمی به مهربانی شما کمتر دیده ام.موفق باشید

serendip said...

Cograts are in order. How could you not share your beautiful word-artistry with the world???LOL

Thnx for introducing Mrs. Shin..I'll be over there soon.

Nazy said...

Mana Jan, Khosh Amadi! I am honored to have found such a group of delightful young Iranian women in Tehran. You guys are a breath of fresh air in the middle of this crazy world. Thanks for coming

Nazy said...

Serendip, Salam! I don't know if you would find Mrs. Shin's posts to your liking as she decidedly doesn't talk about politics much, but her views are a window into the new and young Iranian society, and their struggle for establishing their identities as mature individuals, something I cherish to read and to learn from. Be good.

خانم شین said...

سلام
وای خیلی ذوق کردم! مرسی
امیدوارم تمام این چیزهایی که در موردم نوشتی باشم

Nazy said...

Shin Jan: Hasti azizam, hasti! Be good my unmet friend and enjoy life.

Bahareh said...

Nazy jan,
Congratulation. I am also a friend of Mrs. Shin and got to know about your weblog couple fo weeks ago through a link in her weblog. It is incredible to see how far you can learn about other people through their writings. Shin is indeed an amazing and talented mother, wife and friend.
Wish you all the Best

Nazy said...

Bahareh Jan: Thanks for coming. Yes, Shin is a very special young woman. I am thrilled to have met her friends through her blog, too. It is such a special space for me to be. When she talks about her baby learning Farsi and Turkish at the same time, I am reminded of my older son who was mumbling a word to me (his first after mama and dada), while extending his arms towards me. For the life of me I couldn't understand what he was saying. It turned out that "Asai" as he would say, was "outside!" Well, you know that for a toddler in Iran, "dadar" is one of the first words they learn, and since this one was here, he learned "dadar" in Enlish! Anyhow, Shin is generous to all by having a blog she takes care to upkeep and to help all of us young and old to enjoy and celebrate being a woman. Since I don't believe in the militant stance of some feminists at all (well, I don't believe in any militant ways of thinking, period), I find female friendship and commeraderie of this type a very important part of a feminist movement much more to my liking. Shad bash Bahareh Jan! Come again.