22 February 2012

I recieved this poem in my inbox and I just loved it. The English translation is not as good as the orginal Farsi but still good to share.

در جواب ِ دخترم که پرسيد: چرا مرا به دنيا آوردي؟

زيرا سال‌هاي جنگ بود
و من نيازمند ِ عشق بودم
براي  چشيدن ِطعم  آرامش.

زيرا بالاي سي سال داشتم
و مي ترسيدم از پژمردن
پيش از شکفتن و غنچه دادن.

زيرا طلاق واژه اي ست
تنها براي مرد و زن
نه براي مادر و فرزند.

زيرا تو هرگز نمي‌تواني بگويي:مادر ِ سابق ِ من
حتي وقتي جنازه‌ام را تشييع مي کني.

و هيج چيز، هيچ چيز در اين دنيا نمي تواند
ميان ِ مادر و فرزند جدايي افکند
نفرت يا مرگ حتي.

و تو بيزاري از من
زيرا تو را به دنيا آورد ه ام
تنها به خاطر ِ ترسم از تنها ماندن

و هرگز مرا نخواهي بخشيد
تا  زماني که خود فرزندي به دنيا آوري
ناتوان از تاب آوردن ِ خاکستر ِ سوزان ِ

روياهاو آرزوهاي دور و درازت

In Answer to My Daughter :  Why Did You Bring Me Into Existence?

Because it was wartime

and I needed lovemaking

to taste a bit of peace.

Because I was over thirty

and I needed blooming

before becoming droopy.

Because divorce is a word

for men and women

not for mothers and children.

Because you can never say:

my ex-mother

even when you attend my funeral.

And nothing, nothing in this world

can separate a mother from her child

neither hate nor death.

And you hate me

because I brought you into existence

only for my fear of loneliness

And you'll never forgive me

until the day you bring a child into existence

unable to bear the burning ashes of your dreams.  
by Farideh Hasanzadeh  

20 February 2012

Grateful for:

Home-made sushi, home-made fire, and a good company.

12 February 2012

2 February 2012

Shawn Achor in TED TALK: The happy secret to better work

I encourage everyone to watch this video. The speaker is very funny and the content is very interesting; however, he speaks too fast. Anyway, I am thinking of trying this. I really need to change the way I think. I want to be happy.

The Meaning of Love

I'm going through the posts I left as draft and never published. This is on of the. It is beautiful poem by Rumi. I'm not sure where first I read it.

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause;
it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.
Lover and Loving are inseparable and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love
when I experience it I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about Love
I am rendered helpless;
my pen breaks and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place
where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.
Every moment is made glorious
by the light of Love.

from Rumi Love Poems

Heart vs. Brain

Part of me says “enjoy the moment”, the other part says “be realistic”. I don’t know who I should listen to.

1 February 2012

It is time for posting something fun!!!  I was amused by this video. LOL! It is a bit exaggerated but fun to watch and we can always learn one or two things from it.
To women out there:
1. never underestimate your power ;)
2. make sure your best friend and you like different types of men ;)