10/12/2007

A Friday To Celebrate

A Berkeley sidewalk in the rain.
It's Friday, and another week comes to an end. To those of my friends and family who fasted during Ramadan, Happy Eid-e Fetr. This video clip, showing a marvelous musical performance of Iranian and orchestral instruments, composed by Javid Afsari Rad and performed by Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Oslo, is for you. I found it on Omid’s blog. We had a big rainstorm last night and all through today. As I dropped him off at the train station, I lent my umbrella to my younger son, who for the first time in his life had decided to use an umbrella to save his work clothes from the rain. It might appear as mundane and unworthy of reporting to you. For me, it was another of the daily revelations I am experiencing with my children, seeing them acting as adults for the first time, each incident worth mentioning and celebrating. Needless to say, I got to work from the parking lot with wet and frizzy hair, smiling like a lunatic!
There will be a Berkeley Lecture Series lecture by my friend, Dr. Jaleh Pirnazar at UC Berkeley's Barrows Hall on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. She will be talking about “The Image of the Jew in Persian Literature.” For the past 20 years Jaleh has been a lecturer and a scholar of Persian literature and Iranian cinema at Berkeley. I’ll be taking a short trip to Los Angeles with my friends tomorrow. If I can come back in time on Sunday, I will go listen to the sweet and knowledgeable and unpretentious Jaleh. The lecture will be in Farsi.
I have found a DVD of a dance performance I attended last spring. Soon I will try Blogspot's new video feature with it and see if I can upload a bit of it for you to see here. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
I wish you a wonderful weekend, full of relaxation and celebration. Enjoy the time with your loved ones, confessing your love to them. Just think: they already know you and accept you exactly as you are, and that is a valuable attribute of long standing relationships and family. That’s why they need to be celebrated--for putting up with you! In return, put up with them and love and understand them as they are. You can’t miss with this advice, I assure you! Be good y’all.

18 comments:

Leva said...

I wish you best in your busy weekend. I wish you a safe trip and fun with your firends.

I was invited to another presentation in UCB on Monday which I really want to go, but I have a mid term test on Tuesday and it is realy not possible.
and by the way, how did you ping your blog?

nimshab said...

Thanks for the clip Nazy joon. Have a safe trip!

Siah said...

Can we propose instead?

Anonymous said...

salam

Eid shoma ham mobarak.....Thank you again

I love your writing....and you...

Marzieh

ا. ش said...

عید فطر بر شما هم مبارک. آرزومند سلامتی شما از درگاه کیهان خدیو یگانه هستم

saat-sheni said...

Nazy jan, I just found out that you are also coming with "khandan e slatanati" and I'm so happy aobut it, that's very exciting!
I never thought of the way you write about your kids to be boring, in fact I think you are not at all one of those moms who are obsessed with their children. I always find your descriptions neutral and I like them. It's interesting that you can write about them this way.
By the way, I was getting worried when I noticed you hadn't answered the comments for your yesterday post till tonight.
See you soon Nazy joon, have a safe trip!

مانا said...

همیشه عاشق پاراگراف های آخر، قبل از تعطیلات آخر هفته تون هستم

! said...

عید مبارک

Nazy said...

Leva Jan, As you know by now, I missed the lecture in Berkeley. I might try and attend the one today. I'll let you know if I do. Get some rest my wonderful friend.

Nazy said...

Nimshab Jan, Taate shoma ghabool. We should see about finding some time in this Fall's busy schedules to get together and compare notes. Be good azizam.

Nazy said...

Siah Jan: Any day is a good day to confess our love, and it will be a very special day when someone who loves another talks about a serious commitment. I have already started my celebrations for you! Be good and happy Siah!

Nazy said...

Wonderful Marzieh. Thank you for visiting again and for your kind message. I hope you have had a glorious weekend. I love having you in my home! Take care.

Nazy said...

Dear Alef Shin: It is always a treat when I hear from you. Thank you for your good wishes. I hope you and your family are well and that hope, health, and good feelings prevail for your loved ones. There is something wrong with my yahoo mail account and emails to me are rejected. While I try to follow up with the problem with Yahoo, please send me emails on my Hotmail account. Thank you.

Siah said...

Thanks, alas the Aroos is not aware of that herself.


By the way it should be considered as a freedom not a commitment :)

Nazy said...

Sheni Jan: It was a pleasure seeing you my friend. Thank you and your uncle and aunt for your kind reception. It's always good to be around your young and energetic presence. So, things turned out in interesting developments, but we had a very good time just the same! Be good azizam.

Nazy said...

Mana Jan: Thank you so much! You know, I try hard not to sound like an old lady all the time, but I make myself an allowance on my Friday posts to give some advice (pand o andarz!). Be good azizam.

Nazy said...

Uni-Far Jan, and the same to you!

Nazy said...

Siah Jan,

Your secret is safe with me!

I think the most important thing in a relationship is the commitment, the one written, signed, and sealed in our hearts, not so much the one put on a piece of paper. You are right, a commitment could also be a conclusion, and therefore freedom from the "search for the ONE" in our lives. I celebrate it with all my heart everytime I see it for people around me. It is a new beginning and it is truly one of the happiest and most rewarding celebrations of human interaction and relationships. Yes, it is a commitment and a freedom at the same time. After commitment comes the next phase of cherishing and safeguarding that commitment. It is really a happy time in life. Be good Siah Jan.