12/28/2008

Joy Found

Two young musicians, Aida Shahghasemi and Amirhossein Kiani, perform Kisses of Rain, Booseh haye baraan, at a concert in Minnesota. The original song composed by Master Hossein Alizadeh, on a priceless love poem by Mohammad Reza Shafie Kadkani, was performed by Mohammad Reza Shajarian.

I think this is the ultimate Iranian love song. This performance by the two young artists is touching and reminiscent of so many memories for me.

Is there any such thing as "love lost?" I mean, when we love someone and that relationship ends, is that love lost? I used to think it was, and I used to mourn it. Somehow I missed it so much, I used to get sad over its loss. These days I'm re-thinking past love affairs of my life. I think in each of them, I didn't "lose" anything, but I "found" something, something that will never be lost, for that love was beautiful, bold, exciting, and valuable for as long as it lasted. Why mourn it? Why get sad? It added something to me in depth and experience, and as such it should be remembered with joy and happiness and a feeling of wealth and not loss. Here's to all my past loves, wherever they are now. A big piece of those men continues to live in my heart and in my life. That is joy found, not love lost. That's what I think.

Happy Sunday everybody. Please share your love songs with me if you care.

6 comments:

آدم گلابی said...

Nazi Jaanam,
well said! i think it is OK to grieve over last loves sometimes but to be aware at the same time of the value of the grief and the lesson of the sadness.
here is my love song of all times:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pA5UhNaYw0
dance me to the end of love by Leonard Cohen
merry and happy

NeghNeghoo said...

Such a lucky gal to be so many times in love.
Here is one of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USVfzOlBGJc&feature=related

Chakameh Azimpour said...

Nazy joo. Bedoon Taarof, this is one of the best notes I've ever read. May Love fill your life now and ever.

amirhossein kiani said...

thanks nazi :)

Robert said...

Oh Nazy, even the most positive people sometimes need to be reminded of this :) Thank you. There is a lot of joy to be found in my life and no regrets! I send you my best wishes for 2009 and leave you with one of my favorite love songs:
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing "Dream a little dream of me":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io0uqrp9dco

Rob

Anonymous said...

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