Dancing the Dance of Joy
Painting by Vanecha Ebrahimi Roodbaraki, who is an artist from Gilan, living in Paris. She has a nice collection of paintings. See here for more.
Tonight I feel such harmony with my feelings inside when I look at this happy image of Baluchis dancing. You know, I have lived long enough to know that there are hardships, losses, pains, and agonies in life. They are real and they can change the course of our lives forever. Call me an optimistic fool, but I also think that for every pain and hurt we experience, and for every bucket of tears we cry, there is a bigger joy and happiness, a world full of laughter and dance waiting for us just around the corner. If we accept the painful events of our lives with dignity and hope for the future, then we are on our way to seeing those joys just around the corner. I believe in God and I believe in justice. I believe in endurance and I believe in no regrets. I believe in the power of love and the will to change things for the better. Though I truly hear and respect opinions of those who think my philosophy simple-minded and corny, I persist. You know, my way of life has worked for me over and over and over again. Tonight I dance a dance of joy along with those men in the painting. I am blessed and happy. I am.