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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

121 to unite

Mr.Behi will start a trip to UK in a few days and I will write as soon as I can about places I will be visiting over there. Last time I was in the UK, I had a couple of posts.

London Tube (subway), A moving exhibition of diversity

First Lottery ticket won!

Meal of the day; London (Scrambled “World” served with “British” Flavour)

Oxford; modern life built on pillars of ancient wisdom

What a nice thing would be if I can meet Steve this time. 121 to become one...


posted by MrBehi @ 5:43 PM    1 comments

The fist of the Earth

Damavand
Last weekend, Mr and Mrs Behi enjoyed the time and went out of town to the east where one of the Iranian most famous natural symbols is proudly sitting on her thrown.

Damavand has always been the symbol of strengths and proud to all Iranians. We have it’s face on our bank notes, they show it to us with some national themes on TV when they need people to like them, and she has her footprints all over the place in history and culture. This 5670m high giant is a relatively young volcano with it’s latest eruption dated to be around 7300 years ago. The beauty, the pride and the magnificence of her edifice always grab my eyes and fix my attention and I remember the times I spent up around her northern glaciers. The roar of the ice falls around mid-day, the steep cliffs and the high rising birds and hours of climbing with only three sounds, wind, my breath and my steps.
There is a fantastic poem about Damavand made by Mohammad Taghi Bahar and it starts kind of like this.
You, the captive beast
You, the dome of heavens, Damavand
From silver a shield over your head [the glacier]
The iron belt around in the middle
You are the fist of the Earth
Left over from rotation of centuries
No, you are not the fist of the Earth
Dear mountain! I am not happy about what I said
You are the lonely heart of the land
Bulged a little because of it’s pain
….
And the poem goes on where the content becomes a little bit political and the poet talks to Damavand asking it to rise and finish the cruelty and injustice.

posted by MrBehi @ 5:36 PM    0 comments

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Back from the beyond...

Hello, and apologies for the lack of blog activity over the past few weeks.
This is going to be ashort one I think...
The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur for me, work has been non stop, I've been working over pretty much every day as we have a massive deadline coming up in a few weeks time.
I've had some fantastic weekends though. I went to Bournemouth at the weekend to see my youngest brother who is at University there. It was great fun as my other brother and his girlfriend went aswell so there the three brothers and their girlfriends/wife! My yougest brother, Bob is studying script writing, he wants to be the next Ricky Gervais. The weekend before Rachel and I took our son to London to the Science museum - which was probably more for me than them!

Read a lot of stuff about Iran in the UK news this month, testing times ahead...I hope it all ends well, but with Mr Bush you never know. What non of us want is another conflict. I realise that with censorship and monitoring it is difficult for you to transcribe any opinion but I wish you and your nation well Mr Behi. Reading your blog it is clear to me your are very a proud Iranian and your messages remind us that Iran is a great nation of people. Sometimes I think the western world overlook the eastern nations and forget that your people are the not so different to us, the same worries and concerns and the same ultimate hopes for peace.

Wishing you the best.
Steve

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