9/02/2007

My Corner

This is my corner at the dining table, where I sit and do my internet reading and writing. In other times in my life, I have had access to large areas of space for personal use. At the end of the day, I have come to realize that we don't need too much space to feel satisfied and happy in our lives. I lived in a 325 square meter space where I wasn't happy, and I lived in a 68 square meter space in Tehran with my cat, feeling peaceful and content. This is a corner in my house where most of my awake time is spent at home. It is my corner of love, understanding, joy, and reflection. I laugh in that chair like a maniac sometimes, and I sob openly in it somedays. This is the corner of the world for which I have waited all my life, I believe, where I feel safe, peaceful, free, and complete. Welcome to my corner.

22 comments:

Siah said...

[16+]
let me share my corner of peace and love with you guys too

here is the picture


:)
you are right regardless of the size of the room we all feel safe and happy in our corners

by the way is it how the saying "size doesn't matter" originated?

SERENDIP said...

325 square meter = 3 498.270 885 431 square foot

Just in case..I've been there and done that...you're so right.

Anonymous said...

Mehran said:
Nazy jan, My corner is my internship office at San Francisco City hall, the office has beautiful view of the city. that corner gives me hope and strenght to fight and work harder for better future.
the picture of the view is here

مانا said...

عالی بود. من هم میرم که از گوشه دنج خودم عکس بگیرم.البته اول باید مرتبش کنم!!ه

jeerjeerak said...

Some 16+ poeple better spend some part of the labor day tidying up, hehe!

Assal said...

I used to have my own little corner. I don't right now, and that makes me a little sad!

Nazy said...

Hello Siah! That's so funny! I don't think that really is your apartment as there are items there which cannot belong to you! Just the same, you made me laugh. So, now that you aren't blogging as you should be (because you have things to say and therefore you should), what do you say about some cleanup projects? I don't believe that's really your room also because you are such a "kadbanoo" man--I haven't forgotten your cooking post recently!

I don't know where that saying started, but somehow I don't believe its application these days really applies to room sizes! In my experience with English as a second language, my rule of thumb with American expressions has been this--when in doubt, don't use them, as you might put your foot in your mouth! Trust me, this expression is one that should only be used by those who truly understand it and know when to use it!

Be good Siah. You are very clever. Come back soon.

Nazy said...

Hi Serendip! Thanks for the conversion tip! I am obsessed with the metric system. Whatever happened to plans to switch to metric system in the US? I thought it was going full speed in late 80's and early 90's, but it seems to have disappeared altogether!

I am so glad you share the thought. There is so little I miss about having more. These days for me, small is beautiful.

Nazy said...

Mehran Jan, welcome back! What a breathtaking view you have! No wonder you get to be romantic and poetic frequently! It is simply gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. Wow, you and Siah blew me away with your "comment contributions" today!

Nazy said...

Salam Mana Jan. It would be wonderful to see "your corner," too! Do show us soon. Hee Hee, I know what you mean about cleaning it first! As I was preparing for the arrival of my guests, "my corner" was tidier than usual in that photo, too. Be good azizam and come back soon with or without your picture.

Nazy said...

Jeerjeerak Jan, can you believe Siah's corner? It was so scary! I'm sure he is kidding or I would worry about anyone who might brave sharing a space with him! My sons tend to have really disorganized and messy rooms, but even on their worst days, their rooms look better than this! He did give me a fantastic laugh, though. What does your corner look like?

Nazy said...

Assal Jan: So, do you use different spots in your apartment to study? Your balcony is so great and "ba safa!" Did you spend much time there this summer? Of course a laptop and wireless allow you to pretty much sit anywhere. I keep telling you that you should go back to writing for fun. It is therapeutic, too, as you know only too well my friend. Be good azizam.

Pardis said...

Nazy jan,
Thanks for sharing this picture with us. I've been thinking about my room back home so much these days (Daydreaming a lot about it). I loved my room so much. I was grown up in that room, full of memories.
I don't have a picture of that now (what a shame).

There was a pomagranate tree next to my window and since I was so quiet in my room, many birds would come and sit on that tree and sometimes sung, they were my lovely guests. there was also a very tiny bee's beehive outside the window which I could see bees working hard everyday! Whoever wanted to remove that tiny beehive from there I would not let since I thought they are my guests and should not be bothered. Last week, when my mum called she said the beehive is still there and bees have even extended their house! and she said we haven't removed it since you never wanted... I have even missed those bees!

Have a good day Nazy jan.
Pardis

serendip said...

Nazy jan: I just read your latest piece on Iranian.com. It was a fascinating read. Believe or not, my most popular post to this day is still this one:

http://fleetingperusal.blogspot.com/2007/04/iranianpersian-wedding-ceremony.html

Nazy said...

Sweet Nostalgic Pardis! I see you miss your corner quite a bit! Your description of it all makes my heart melt! A pommegranate tree just outside...it sounds absolutely wonderful. I don't know about the beehive, though I understand there are many people who aren't bothered by bees! Sounds like your family are looking after your corner in Shiraz. What about here in West Virginia? Do you have a corner you favor at home? Where does your daydreaming happen these days? Mine happens mostly in that chair, but also everywhere else!

Be good kind Pardis!

Nazy said...

Ha ha Serendip! That's really funny! And what a sweet post that was. I'm going to borrow it my dear! I will need it for the pieces I'm compiling about the subject! I'm so glad you share the experience. "Sofreh Aghd," "pirashki khosravi," and "roza montazami" are the other search words which bring people to me! It is really funny. Thanks for sharing. Happy Labor Day.

serendip said...

nazy jan: Happy Labor day to you too. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

! said...

corner ...
من خیلی این گوشه ها رو دوست دارم ...
خودم تا مدتها برای خودم کنجی داشتم ...
شدیدا من رو یاد دوران کودکی میندازه که تو اطاق برای خودم با رخت خوابها خونه می ساختم و ...
خلاصه خیلی لذت بردم از نوشتت نازی عزیز بیش از اون چیزی که فکرش رو بکنی ...

! said...

Siah aziz :
I love your messy corner ...

Nazy said...

Universal Dimension Jan:

Thank you for that kind comment! My corner is your corner! Karam nama vo ghadam neh ke khaneh khaneye tost... Yes, I remember the "tents" we used to make out of chador namaz when we were kids! Be good Uni-Far.

Nazy said...

Uni-Far: I left you a reply on the Boushehr Post.

! said...

:)