A man prepares Reshteh and Khoshkar in Rasht Bazaar during Ramadan. Photo by Amin Alipour, Iranian.com, September 2006.The Iranian calendar month of Mehr, Libra (Septemer 21-October 20), has a special place in my heart. Not particularly because I was born late in this month, but because many people who matter to me are born in it. First day of Mehr also marks the first day of school in Iran, which holds sweet memories for me and my children. Mehr also signifies the beginning of autumn and all that becomes beautiful during this month in nature. Last, but not least, it also signals the start of the new season in performances and events. I have so many things to which I am invited these days. I will try to list some of those events for those of you who live in this area tomorrow, so that you can go if you get a chance. From the changing colors of leaves to the nip which can be felt in the air, from birthdays to new beginnings and to a calendar full of fun things to do, I love everything that happens in this month and in this season. I wish you all a beautiful Mehr, a wonderful autumn, and a fantastic new beginning. Happy Mehr and Happy Autumn!