9/05/2007

A Good Day In Berkeley

I had a busy day at work. I then met up with Roja (Tameshk), and her husband Hossein in Berkeley, with Mehran joining us before running to his class. Roja and Hossein are so delightful, young and brimming with intelligence. I had a picture to show you, but I can't seem to be able to upload my camera contents. I am exhausted and really sleepy now, which is rather rare and therefore amusing to me! I think an emotional discussion Roja and I had may have been the culprit. Tomorrow I will see her again and we might go to see Omid for lunch. I am really happy to be able to meet Tameshk. What a worldly and wise young Iranian woman! I am impressed and full of hope as I prepare to call it a day. Oh, and I heard from my friend Lotfi (Professor Zadeh) this week! The man is amazing. He says: "My dear, we must have lunch soon," and I say: "Sure, Lotfi Jan, my calendar is always open for you, when would you like to have lunch?" He says: "I'm going to Europe, and then I have to travel inside US, delivering talks. How about if we have lunch after September 24th?" I chuckle to think that at his age, he is so busy working, he can't have lunch for three more weeks! Thank God for Lotfi.

10 comments:

Pardis said...

Nazy jan,

I hope you always have great times with your friends. Moments full of happiness :).
Nazy jan, I have seen Professor Zadeh once. It was about 2 years ago. I attended his talk in a conference. He is a great man.

Have a good day Nazy jan,
Pardis

Tameshk said...

Nazy Joonam

I can hardly describe how happy I was to see you. I can easily say one of the best times I had all summer long. The time we had spend together although short was absolutely fabulous.

Love and Many kisses

Tameshk

Nazy said...

Salam Pardis Jan: I hope you come and visit me sometime, too! Only, please don't give me a heart attack like Tameshk did, leaving me a comment, telling me about it!

Professor Zadeh is great. He is so delightful and funny! Did you see the jokes he had told me?
http://nazykaviani.blogspot.com/2007/04/lunch-with-lotfi.html

http://nazykaviani.blogspot.com/2007/03/fuzzy.html

He is full of social grace and wears the smartest clothes, complete with top hats and silk scarves! He and his wife have a very charming home on Berkeley Hills, full of Lotfi's books, papers, and many many presents and souvenirs given to him on his trips. They also have many Iranian effects in their home, which is always very charming to see. He is a fascinating character, Lotfi. Be good Pardis Jan.

Nazy said...

Dear Wonderful Tameshk:

I had always liked your blog, the way you looked at things, the artistic touch, and your refreshing views. I had envisioned you to be a thoroughly sweet and interesting young woman. Meeting you and your husband has been a very interesting experience in that the real Tameshk is even smarter, more beautiful, more artistic, and even better than the blogger one! You are funny, too, which is hard to surmise from your blog! I am so happy for the chance to meet you in person. I'm not letting you go! I should like to thank Leva's Baloot for "introducing" you to me! Her blog is where I first met you. In turn, I should also thank you for "introducing" Alef Shin to me, as he and his students have been a constant source of amuseument, joy, and learnig for me.

Thank you for being you Tameshk Jan. Thank you for visiting. Thank you for being an extraordinary young Iranian. Be good azizam.

serendip said...

Such a warm, wonderful post. I'm glad you took the time to water your soul by getting together with fabulous company.

Nazy said...

Serendip Jan: I know I sound like a broken record to you by now, but I so wished you could be here, too! These people are amazing. I wonder what has made them all so smart! You know, my kids and my cultural work keep me close to young people all the time. When I'm not depressed about being older than EVERYONE (!), I am really grateful for the chance to get to know the younger generation "up close and personal" whether through their blogs, their comments, their letters, their poems, their art, or their visits. Yes, I watered my soul, and they are fabulous. Be good azizam.

! said...

من واقعا لذت می برم از نوشته های شما نازی عزیز که دربردارنده ی یک روز یا چند روز زندگی در اونجاست ...
فکر می کنم یه جور ازتباط برقرار کردن با شرایط باشه برای من ...

! said...

ببخشید وقتی من از چیزی خیلی خوشم میاد دلم نمیاد انگلیسی بنویسم !!!

Nazy said...

Uni-Far Jan: Thank you for your kind comment. Writing about our days here is the easiest thing, as it takes no hard thinking and no research! I hope someday I write about having met you in person! Be good my friend.

! said...

thanks I hope so ....
:)