9/04/2007

September Begins

Lafayette Reservoir near my house
I had dinner with a King (“without a throne, and a Haji Agha without a prayer”) last night. It was a delightful time, as is always with him, though I think His Majesty was coming down with a cold, and was a bit quiet! After he left, I did some chores, chatted some with my younger son, and all of a sudden I felt so tired. So for the first time after a very long time I went to bed at 10:30 p.m. It wasn’t a very good sleep, and I woke up at 3:30 a.m., wide awake and unable to go back to sleep. I waited for the sun to come up and I went for a walk. It felt really good. I have been having anxiety attacks reading news and analyses warning about an imminent attack on Iran. Of course reading the Iranian President’s statement: “I am an engineer, there won’t be a war,” or George Bush's statement: "If I didn't think we could succeed, I wouldn't have our troops there," have not been terribly reassuring, either! I am filled with fear and worry. I walked and thought about some really happy things happening around me these days…an amazing love story with a December wedding date; two fabulous young women who will be my house guests this weekend; Tameshk who will be in my town this week; the upcoming “Iranians on Internet” seminar in San Francisco; a gathering in honor of Dr. Zari Taheri; projects I will be tackling at work; my best friend Mandana on her way to North America from Tehran. I step into September with a mixed bag of feelings and thoughts. I hope it’s a good month for all.

19 comments:

Mehran said...

The King without a throne, and a Haji Agha without a prayer, had such good time last night. the food was delicious. you know yesterday I was dying in ghorbat. you saved me. I love your house and your sons. between you guys it makes me feel home in Iran with my family. thanks again Nazy jan

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

!به آسودگي زيستن
!با شادي
به همراه همه آن چيزهايي که خودمان هستيم
...

Mersedeh said...

Nazy Jan,
I am totally honored to have been mentioned in your post today and even more thrilled and excited to be visiting you this weekend. I think anytime in life when we meet people that we connect and bond with, it is as though we have been given a rare gift. I am grateful for your friendship and I hope this is just the beginning of much more to come.

This is also my first "official" comment on your blog, so 'hello' to all the other friends who visit you here daily. I am glad to be joining your cozy little community!

Mersedeh

! said...

It seems در غربت خیلی هم بد نمی گذره ها ...
می دونی من چند سالی تجربه ی زندگی در غربت رو دارم واقعا سخته و این جدا خوبه که دوستان همدم خوبی مثل شما رو در کنارشون دارن نازی عزیز ...

ا. ش said...

این عکس خیلی زیباست. برج در آب نمایش دو سویه‌ای (تقارنی) پدید آورده که بر جلوه‌ی یک سویه‌ی درختان انبوه اطراف چیره شده. علی‌رغم زیبایی چهره‌ی سبز درختان و آرامش دریاچه، نگاه شما در پی کشف جلوه‌ی دوسویگی بنایی بوده که آب آن را آشکار ساخته؛ یک سو برون‌دادی (عینیت)، یک سو مَجاز، و هر دو در یک متن و یکپارچه. فکر می‌کنم سرشت انسانی هم این چنین است؛ یعنی متن و بستری وجود دارد که واقعیت بیرونی و مجاز در آن درهم آمیخته. اما مهم این جاست که این دو تا چه حد در رابطه‌ی دوسویه با هم واقع می‌شوند. این دوسویگی سرشت ما چه‌قدر سازوار و هم‌ساز است؟

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

http://www.magnumphotos.com/Archive/C.aspx?VP=XSpecific_MAG.StaticPage_VPage&SP=photographers_list&l1=0&XXAPXX=SubPanel10

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

this is link of that picture, in the right hand you can find the photographer list and their pictures.

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

I love picture and I wanna to create a photoblog as soon as possible! takae care and be happy nazy aZz...

serendip said...

What a splendid picture. I can almost smell the mist. Enjoy your female-bonding sessions...I wish I could join you guys...

Nazy said...

Salam Bar Mehran! The pleasure was all mine. Thank you for thinking of calling us when feeling your "ghorbat." You are really a sweet person and it is always fun to hang out with you and laugh myself senseless! Be good Ala Jan.

Nazy said...

Banoo Neda Jan, Thank you for your poetic comment and for the link to those amazing pictures. They are amazing. What a fabulous idea to have a photoblog. I can't begin to understand what it means to maintain a photoblog! Better artists such as yourself than me, my dear! I will come and enjoy it. I enjoy anything you write, creat, or post. Thank you for coming.

Nazy said...

Sweet Mersedeh Jan: Thanks so much for your first "official" comment! I know what you mean about how certain friendships just happen to form spontaneously, giving us a gift. I have been blessed with several of those friendships over the past two years and I am forever grateful for them. I can't wait to see you this weekend. I am so excited about the Moshkin Ghalam performance. Did you say you can read Farsi Mersedeh Jan? Take a look at this interview which as done with him recently. If you can't read Farsi, skip over to the audio and listen to it. Be good and see you soon.
http://www.radiozamaneh.org/azadeh/2007/08/post_56.html

Nazy said...

Dear Alef Shin: I'm so glad to see you here again. My picture of the reservoir did not turn out very good, so I borrowed this picture to show you. You are right, it does speak volumes about what is and isn't concrete. To answer your question, I believe in being honest and talking about my thoughts. People see us and develop their own impressions of us with sometimes surprising clarity. However, I think only through expression can we show what's on our minds, helping the other person to see all of us. Of course, there are parts to us which even we ourselves have to work hard in seeing, understanding, loving, and then expressing. It is a good day for everyone when we can see and know ourselves before attempting to introduce ourselves to others.

I hope I make sense. Thanks again for coming and be happy thoughtful Alef Shin.

Nazy said...

Universal Dimension Jan:

Ha Ha, you are right. We do try to make the best of the situation sometimes! Belonging to two different parts of the world as I do, I can never be whole, it seems. So, I feel that homesickness all year-round these days no matter where I live. I miss Tehran and Iran so much. Even through the best of efforts, something is always missing. I have much affinity for travelers everywhere, understanding their sadness away from their elements. So many of my posts are labeled "Iranian Community in Diaspora" for that reason. I understand it all too well. Be good Uni-Far Jan.

Nazy said...

Serendip Jan, I so wished you could come, too. I saw Roja and her husband Hossein in Berkeley today. They are a delightful and very intelligent couple. Mehran joined us, too, and we talked about blogs bringing poor Hossein to sleep! There will be a fabulous gathering on September 22nd, and Roja (Tameshk) might return for that, as her husband will be attending a very prestigeous math tenure in Berkeley for several months. It is always delightful to put faces and personalities to blogs. Wished you could join us, too. Jato khali mikonim (and you should know that your name keeps popping up as everyone so likes your wise and poignant remarks!). Be good azizam.

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

no no no...
I like photogarphy but I 'm not a photographer .just do it some times for fun and say something that we can't say with words ,you said it in past comments. anyway I invite U and anyone that wanna to share their pictures ...

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

نازي عزيز ، چقدر لذت بخشه که صبح وقتي سيستم رو روشن مي کني مي بيني يه دوست از کنار اون آبگير يا درياچه رويايي ،وقتي که خواب بودي ،برات نوشته.

Nazy said...

The Winter Festival Lady, Banoo Neda: The pleasure is all mine. When I add a link to my humble list, I make it a priority to go and check that blog daily (some days 10 times!) to see what new things are awaiting me! I'm silly that way. Your short and meaningful posts are delightful. I understand now what you plan to do with your photoblog. All the best to you.

! said...

:)