Here and Now and This

Surprise lunch with sweet Leva today.
It's Friday. My children's father is visiting them in this area this weekend, so they have gone out to dinner with him. Iden is also spending his Friday night with his girlfriend, so I have the house all to myself again, enjoying writing and listening to music.* So, I have tried hard to ignore the pains and aches which have followed my car accident, but it seems a bit easier said than done! All this week, I have gone around thanking God for his mercy and kindness on me and others involved in that accident. I have talked to many of my friends and family members this week, and feel really good in the knowledge that I am surrounded by the love and affection of many people from different walks of life. One conversation with my friend at work, Ada, has been the most poignant one of the week for me. Ada was telling me about taking care of her ailing mother. I asked her whether she thinks life's glass is half full or half empty? She said "half full." She then asked me what I think about life's glass? I was surprised to find that I had to think about that question! I finally said I believe that life's glass is all full, without any room for speculation about what may not be in it. Here and now and this is what life is about, not there and then and that. It was good to see Ada smile after many months of seeing sadness in her face.
I wish you all a very happy and loving weekend. Life is too short, you guys! Spend it living, learning, loving, and laughing. Don't give in to doubts and worries--go forward sure-footed and decided on enjoying every moment of it. Go looking for opportunities which would make you happier, leaving the ones that drag you down behind. When you are strong you can help others, too. That's what I will be doing this weekend. I will be working on organizing myself, prioritizing my needs and goals. I will be sure to remember one thing as I do a house cleaning in my head--all the love around me stays and everything else goes! I'll tell you more about this soon. Have a good weekend y'all!
*Hey, Jude, don't make it bad/ Take a sad song and make it better/ Remember to let her into your heart/ Then you can start to make it better...(Hey Jude by Beatles)


نیلوفر said...

Same way anything lost , gets found...
So it makes the life's glass full...
Have a great weekend Nazy joonam

ahmad said...

I'd say sometimes it's half-empty, sometimes half-full. Today around noon recalling some past conversations I was quite frustrated and felt the glass half-empty. During lunch time, I honked twice on others driving a bit carelessly; something rare here and rare for me. Didn't take much to feel the loss of precious time (and much more) if I continue so... Likewise, thinking about it, all together it's a full glass :)

Anonymous said...

nazy joon hope you feel better soon sorry about your accident did you get me email?? I have sent you an email about a week ago!

مسعود said...

جامی سروده است:که

ای دلت شاه سراپرده عشق
جان تو زخم بلاخورده عشق
عشق پروانه شمع ازل است
داغ پروانگی اش لم یزل است
بیقراری سپهر از عشق است
گرم رفتاری مهر از عشق است
خاک یک جرعه از آن جام گرفت
که درین دایره آرام گرفت
دل بی عشق،تن بی جان است
جان از او زنده جاویدان است
گوهر زندگی از عشق طلب
گنج پایندگی از عشق طلب
عشق هرجا بود اکسیر گراست
مس زخاصیت اکسیر،زرست
عشق نه کار جهان ساختن است
بلکه نقد دو جهان باختن است
عشق نه دلق بقا دوختن است
بلکه با داغ فنا سوختن است
عاشق آن دان که زخود بازرهد
نغمه ترک خودی ساز دهد
نه ره دولت دنیا سپرد
نه سوی نعمت عقبی نگرد
قبله همت او دوست بود
هرچه جز دوست همه پوست بود
آنچه با دوست دهد پیوندش
شود از فرط محبت بندش
ترک خشنودی اغیار کند
به رضای دل او کار کند
هر دمش حیرت دیگر زاید
هر نفس شوق دگ افزاید

Leva said...

ghabool nist! I wanted the other photo!! jerzani nakon dige!!

It is always good to see you, eat with you and chat with you. I wish you a better weekend ahead.
Life is full glass. Dont even doubt about it. At least your life is. I m sure. you have a big, sweet, heart full of love and kindness. Sometimes I wish I could love people, just random people, as you do.

Daisy said...

Nazy jon, I'm sorry to hear you still have pain because of your accident. I guess it was more serious that I thought. I hope you fell better soon. talk care

Tameshk said...

Nazy Joonam
I am so sorry to hear about the accident, and I feel bad that I did not call you earlier. Thank God everyone is healthy. I wish you a peaceful weekend after all this.


Noonoosh said...

As much as it may sounds stupid , I always ,,repeat "always" worry about future and regret the past !!!! I know I am ruining the present though !!!

Nazy said...

Salam Niloofar Jan:

A woman after my own heart! Yes, it is full, I agree.

Why can't I leave comments for you on your blogs, Niloofar Jan? I miss you very much. Have a good Wednesday in Southern California.

Nazy said...

Salam Ahmad Jan:

I liked how you think your glass is half empty and half full on the same day! Sounds like some of my days!

My biggest wish on most days, though, is to be able to hold on to what I already have--hence my thinking about the "all-full" glass.

You sound like you are in charge of your life, even if you suffer some bad moments in a day. That's really important and irreplaceable, Ahmad. So many people are confused and lost, unable to decipher what's good and important in their lives.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday in Texas.

Nazy said...

Dear Beautiful Neda in Australia:

Yes, yes, I have received your kind letter and I am embarrassed for my tardiness in replying. Please forgive me as I juggle my many commitments. I promise to write a proper reply to your kind note.

Thank you so much for coming to read and for leaving a comment. You sound like a very interesting woman and I am honored for your kind attention to my scribblings here.

I would love to talk to you about writing. It is a subject of dear interest to me. Please come back and visit again and don't give up on me! Take care azizam down under!

Nazy said...

Salam Masoud Jan:

My, what a beautiful poem by Jami! How beautifully he has woven the concept of friendship and love! Simply gorgeous. Thank you so very much. Thank you also for being my friend. I am such a fortunate woman for having this friendship. Shaad bash doost-e man.

Nazy said...

Salam Leva Jan:

I'm glad you liked the third photo! You are gorgeous inside and out, and no photograph can do justice to your beauty.

I don't love random people! I love people who come into my life. There is order to their appearance and presence, rest assured! And I love you! Be happy my sweet friend.

Nazy said...

Salam Daisy Jan:

Thank you so much for coming to visit. Yes, I'm afraid it was a serious accident, but I'm fine, thank you. I didn't make a big deal out of it myself.

I hope you have a beautiful Wednesday in Vancouver.

Nazy said...

Salam Roja Jan:

Don't worry, I'm fine!

When are you coming? When? I miss you very much. Come soon.

Nazy said...

Noonoosh Jan:

Thanks for coming again my friend.

We can't help remembering the past and worrying about the future! Enjoying the present, however, is the only worthwhile and productive thing to do! Remember that!