6/09/2007

Pulling It Together

Life has been a little out of control of late, and it finally looks like I might be pulling it together again. After a whole month in the shop, my poor little scrunched up car, my Shabdiz*, was fixed and came home to me this week. Phewww! Who would have thought a “thing” could feel so much like a part of our family? Though I had a rental replacement, I missed my little car. My car is a place I spend so much time by myself, thinking, listening to music, and feeling. I’m glad it’s home. And my younger son, the world traveler, is coming home on Sunday night. I am certainly ready to have him home, as it has been hard not having his clunky, quirky, messy, and affable presence around. His room is unbelievably tidy now, and each time I go past it I am reminded that he is not home to mess it up or to yell at me for having touched things in his room! In his absence, my older son and I talk less, so we have fewer conflicts and problems, hating the peace and quiet that has come over us as a result of missing the world traveler! Order and peace—who would have thought they would be so unwelcome in my household?! I can’t wait for Sunday night. As has come to be my little tradition, I leave you with the image of a dancer this weekend. This is Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam. He is a highly acclaimed and talented Iranian dancer and actor, who lives in Paris. The picture is of his performance entitled "Sufi Dance" in Paris. I saw Mr. Moshkin Ghalam in a few television interviews and I saw clips of his play, Mirzadeh Eshghi’s Kafan-e-Siah, last summer. He is artistic, articulate, and intellectually provocative in things he does and says. Here are some interesting write-ups on this artist, this one an honest and complete review of his works in the US, by Mina, finding whose blog has been a treat for me. You can also look at this article on him in Payvand. Mr. Moshkin Ghalam’s website also has interesting pictures and short descriptions of his plays, though it is in French. (This reminds me to sometime tell you the story of what I learned and didn’t learn in four years of French classes in Tehran!) I hope you all have a good weekend, full of rest, joy, and hope. This weekend, only hang out with those you love and go to places you want to go, eat and drink as you please, and listen and watch and read that which makes you happy. If anyone makes you do otherwise, report them to me immediately! Please take yourself seriously and have some serious good fun this weekend. Be good and have a good one. *You know which horse Shabdiz was, right? He was one of a pair (the other one called Golgoon) belonging to Queen of Armanistan, Mahin Banoo, whose niece, Shirin, was destined to be the love of the Iranian King, Khosrow Parviz. Some day I will write about this, the sweetest and most magnificent Iranian love story, as told by a genius of Iranian poetry, Nezami Ganjavi.

10 comments:

Assal said...

I am happy that your household will be complete by Sunday! I hope your son has had an excellent time and has begun to find his personal legend!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mehran said...

I know I will have wonderful one specially tonight

good girl said...

I hope you a real joyfull weekend with your world traveler!
I realy try to enjoy my weekend in order to having no report for you.

nimshab said...

Nazy joon, I was wondering if we can meet up. We are living in Pleasanton but I am willing to come up to Berkeley to meet you. Is that possible?

Nazy said...

Assal Jan, thank you for your kind wishes. Thank you for everything else, too, my friend. Missed you lots this weekend.

Nazy said...

Mehran, that sounded more intriguing that it probably warranted! Be good.

Nazy said...

Good Girl Jan: Thanks for coming again! It has been a really good weekend, visiting with dear friends and soon I will go to bring my son home. He'll be so mad he won't be able to find anything in his room! Take care my friend.

Nazy said...

Nimshab Jan: Absolutely! Let's do! Email me and we'll plan it. nazyk at hotmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

nazy jan,
I have had perfect weekend yet,
and I sure that I will have perfect
sunday because of having lot of delicious persian foods! espesialy for someone who is shekamoo! like me! ;)
thanks for shabdiz, i thought it is khosro's horse,
Say hi to your sons,
bayram

Nazy said...

Bayram Jan: Nooshe Jan! Yes, Shabdiz and Golgoon eventually came to Persia, first Shirin came on Shabdiz, and then Khosrow came on Golgoon, both horses ending up in Khosrow's royal stables! So it is a true statement that Shabdiz was Khosrow's horse, but now you know how that came to be! Be good Bayram.