Waiting For A New Day

A slideshow about the Bakhtiari Tribe in Iran. I don't like a couple of the slides with the Shah and Soraya Bakhtiari in them, but the rest of them are authentic and spectacular and the music is really sweet; talks about end of winter and the coming of Eid.
I took the day off to attend some errands and to take care of some Nowrooz chores. I took my younger son for his driving test at the DMV. He passed. I am delighted for his achievement which means something special to people who are 18. I am worried for what will be in store for me over the coming months, judging from his older brother's car wrecks and ensued worries right after he got his driver's license! I am glad my son is on his way to independent living, the way all young people should be. I should learn to worry less.
Some major clean-up projects are taking place in my head and in my physical surroundings. My mind and my heart are full of Nowrooz, a new day. I can't wait. I can't wait.


! said...

سلام نازی جونم
حورا !!!
اول شدم این دفعه
این روزها همونطور که می دونی تهران مملو از حال و هوای عیده جات خالی این پستت من رو یاد این انداخت که برم و کاری بکنم !!!

nasim said...

Nazy you are amazing! you have the spirit! you really make me feel the norooz here. and I love the beautiful song. it is so "Bahari". I wish you a great norooz.

Shobeir said...

رنگ روح زندگی
This is the major thing that bring me back to this blog whenever I am surfing the net...
And I guess this is the major thing I've lost it in my very own life. Well, I can smell the spring but it doesnt remind me of Norooz...
btw, dear uni-far "hoora" must be written with ه :D

! said...

شبیر عزیزم آره راس می گی این اشکال به دلیل عجله ی من در پست اولی گزیرش ایجاد شد
بعلاوه ی اینکه تو می دونی دیکتیشن من خیلی ضعیفه چی کار کنم ارثیه !!!

Anonymous said...

سلام نازی مهربان و روحیه بخش!

خوشحالم که گل پسر تستش رو قبول شد. شاد باشی همیشه عزیزم.

Anonymous said...

Just stopped by to say hi :)
I can't believe the little boy that I saw last time is now 18. Time flies..
Wish you all the best in the world.

Fariba Haghighi said...

The previous comment was me ...sorry

آدم گلابی said...

یک: تبریک برای قبولی پسر
دو: کلیپ و آهنگ خیلی قشنگ بودن مثل همیشه
سه: مرسی سر زدی و ممنون از پیغام مهربونت من خوبم و بسیر درگیر پسرک و غصه رفتن مامان کلی چیز برای خوندن دارم اینجا
چهار: همیشه تو قلبت بهار باشه نازی جان مهربون

SERENDIP said...

Spring is in the air! You put me in No-rooz spirit...thanks.

مسعود said...

سلام نازی خانم
بچه که بودیم این موقع سال که میشد،هر روز یکی از همکلاسی ها روی تخته سیاه می نوشت:علفه نزدیک است.علفه شیرینی مخصوصی است که بختیاری ها بیاد درگذشتگان خود درست کرده و در آستانه نوروز خیرات می کنند.ضمنا مادر و نگرانی برای فرزند تمومی نداره.این سرمایه بزرگ رو از بچه ها نگیریم.برای پدر و مادر فرزند در هر سنی که باشه همون بچه ست
هر روزت نوروز باشه

Nazy said...

Farshad Jan,Salam:

I'm glad you're getting into the spirit of Nowrooz. Don't forget to send me pictures, too! Be good azizam and have a save trip.

Nazy said...

Beautiful Nasm:

I'm glad you enjoyed the music. I really liked it, too. Are you ready for Charshanbeh Soori in Berkeley? It's on Tuesday the 19th at Persian Center. Can't wait!

Nazy said...

Shobeir, Shobeir,

Any compliment from you goes a long way, my wonderful friend! Please come back again and again, as you make it worthwhile for me to blog. Be good azizam.

Nazy said...

Salam Bar Marzieh-ye Azizam:

I have missed you girl! I hope you are doing your Nowrooz preparations in peace and love. Is your daughter getting excited about it yet?

I used to take a haft-sin, a cassette player, and shirini to my children's school every year just before Nowrooz, explaining our customs and treating the kids in class to shirini and juice, teaching them how to dance the Persian dance. Have you ever considered doing it for your daughter? It will be very good for her, as well as her classmates. Do it sooner than later, because when they grow older, they prefer assimilation to being different.

Have a good evening Marzieh-ye-mehraban.

Nazy said...

Fariba Jan:

Thanks so much for coming back my friend! Hee Hee, yes, remember the two of them running around the place when we had our company party and everybody came with their families? Grown young men now! Enjoy your lovely young children Fariba Joon. Soon enough, they too will grow into a beautiful young man and woman. My best to Amir.

Nazy said...

Golabi Joonam:

Jaye mamanet khali nabasheh azizam. It must be so hard for you. I hope you are taking good care of yourself and Bardia.

Please make sure you get enough sleep with an infant. Sleep deprivation wears young parents out and makes them susceptible to viruses and crankiness! Enjoy your beautiful young family Golabi Jan. Happy spring!

Nazy said...

Sweet Serendip:

I know that with your green thumb, all kinds of beautiful flowers must be blooming in our home. People who like plants have a piece of spring blooming in their homes at all times.

I have been working on my papers, filing and weeding and attending them, as I don't want to start the new year with this mess again! Some kind of khooneh takooni,if you will!

Be good azizam.

Nazy said...

Masoud Jan:

Thanks for sharing your pre-Nowrooz memories with me! We used to write on the blackboard: 15 rooz ta sal-e 13..., 14 rooz ta sal-e 13..., etc.! It was so sweet and so exciting to wait for Nowrooz to come.

I hated the homeworks, though! Yikes! Never did them or never finished them! I used to get punished for it right after the holidays! Those are memories I'd rather forget!

Be good my kind friend, Masoud.