A young woman looks at an Iran Darroudi painting at the opening of Iranian Artists Exposition in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, May 7, 2008. Photo by Raoof Mohseni, Mehr News Agency.
My older son has been working on a presentation for his Speech class for the past couple of weeks. I have had to help him zero in on his subject, gather his research material, and practice his presentation. He presented it in class today and will have a chance to compete in a speech tournament on Friday. Seldom have I seen him so excited about a school project. He has been alternatively excited and nervous and it has been interesting to be a part of his passion. His speech is about persuading his audience to help avoid a war on Iran. As I listened to him practice one more time last night, filled with the pride I felt at his subject choice and his emotion, but unauthorized to display too much (really, any) of that pride, I was thinking how much I would love to be able to hear his presentation. Alas, mothers are not welcome guests at young people's college projects, and I had to sit this one out! I asked him about it tonight and he said his presentation in class was "good," whatever that means. I have had a very exhausting week at work and with my projects. I will show you some of my scribblings over the coming posts. I will also start to reply to all the kind messages, something I have had to give up in the interest of competing priorities, something I really miss. Have a sparkling Thursday and be good you all!