Love Story at 4:00 P.M.
(No, they are not the love story subjects! They're just friends.)
I went to listen to Dr. Julie Scott Meisami, scholar and author of books about Arabic and Persian Poetry, formerly of Tehran, Oxford, and Harvard Universities, who talked about Leili and Majnun in Iranian miniatures and literature. It was an interesting lecture. She explained Iranian miniature scenes depicting this famous love story, which she conducted in storytelling manner. It was a very good time listening, learning, and afterwards hanging out with local Bay Area intellectuals and celebrities! I chatted with my friend, Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar who is a lecturer in Near Eastern Studies Department, the famous writer Shahrnoush Parsipur, ceramics artist, Farrokh Shehabi, and Persian literature lecturer, Dr. Fereshteh Davaran among others. My friends Nazy and Mitra were along and the three of us enjoyed good chit-chat and laughs afterwards. It was a good Sunday afternoon spent at UC Berkeley with intelligent company. I love my life.