Friday, June 19, 2009

I will participate in the demonstration...

Tomorrow is a big day. It may be my last day.

“I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to trim my eyebrows very thin. Yes, maybe I will drop by the salon before the rally tomorrow! I have to watch some great parts of Hamoon* again.I also have to go through my books. Shamlou** and Forough** are worth reading at these moments. I have to review my family album too.And my friends! I have to call them to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves full of books which I told my family who should get them. I’m two courses away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that now. There is a lot on my mind right now. I am writing these scattered sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and caught up in excitement. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. These words are dedicated to the children of tomorrow …”

- translated from the notes of an Iranian blogger with more courage than most of us will ever know.

*Hamoun: an Iranian movie directed by Dariush Mehrjoui
** "Ahmad Shamlou" and "Forough Farrokhzad": Two contemporary Iranian poets


  1. Moving, Touching,Sad and so True

  2. I admire your courage! May the Lord keep you safe.

  3. Who is this blogger?
    Please send me a link to his blog.
    People like him should lead the country, not ahmadenjed!

  4. Our prayers are with you. Paul. UK

  5. To read this is both painful and inspiring.

  6. Can we have the link (and the 'name') of the person who wrote this?

  7. again such a touching letter...
    I translated it into german and published it on my weblog
    and I am doing what I can to publish it at other sources as well... the world should know about this! Thanks so much for your work!
    may I link the article with your blog?

  8. May God be at your side every second. God bless you and keep you safe from all harm. I will be thinking of you in your struggle and praying for you and your country.