My New Friend
My sons have been having a house guest for the past week. They have been taking turns spending time with him during the days and the three of them have been hanging out together in the evenings when all three are home, running around to heaven knows where, coming home late. The two of them went to work early this morning as they do every Saturday. I was working on some writing at around 10:30 when I heard a noise. I was startled to see their friend leave the guest bedroom and join me in the dining room! I realized then that I had been left in charge of our house guest! Well, just for a few minutes while he showered, had a cup of coffee with me and left to take care of some things. He is such a delightful young man. He and I talked about life, education, Iran, and US. I found this young man to be so wise and worldly. He is going home to visit his parents after four years, and he is excited. In sitting with him in my pajamas and talking about life, sipping coffee, I couldn't stop smiling about how on a weekend I had set aside for reflection, the two of them left me a little gift to show me hope in the new generation of Iran. The good news is that I now have a new friend. His name is Iden.