Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Corner View : CONTRASTS



I live in the city of contrasts. Tehran is that city whose the young  looks for modernity within tradition... enjoys every bit of today's complexity of life, regardless of the fact that she/he misses the old simplicity every second of the day... Tehran is that city whose bright and cheerful houses with ponds and gardens are surrounded with huge towers. Tehran is that city whose people are proud of their history, while very simple reciprocal understandings are ignored. Yes you can find counterpoints in any possible form you can imagine in this city. And I am that girl who sees all these contrasts in herself and wonders how it could be possible!


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xo

26 comments:

Kari said...

I love your words and all so true.
beautiful post. Nice photo.

Zoe said...

I agree, Tehran brings megreat memories I had during my childhood^^lovely post~

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful corner view!

Michelle said...

You are truly one with words. Can I come visit? Hehe. :)

Jenna said...

love that beautiful, saturated color

Kimmie said...

lovely words .... I feel as though I was invited for tea with you :)

trinsch said...

very beautiful! i have never been to tehran, but i have a feeling that the contradictions and contrasts you are talking about are somewhat similar to the contrasts you would fine some places here in israel, a place where history plays such big role in the lives of all people living here. for good and for bad.

Paulina said...

can we sit together and have tea in our socks? I love this!

Spiralstyle said...

I love reading your insights and views. Thank you for sharing.

poet said...

Thanks for this thoughtful text! I often feel very contradictory myself, even though I live in one of the most diverse and liberal-about-it environments...

Also, very cool socks :)

Greetings,
poet

Rebecca Snavely said...

I love getting a glimpse at life in your city through these posts. What a complex place, good to take a moment and a snapshot of what heart is beating there and in you.

janis said...

What an insightful and complex expression of contrasts.

The things I've heard about Iran in general is that the people are exceptionally friendly, caring, and generous... :)

Thanks Shokoofeh!

Sara said...

oh Shokoofeh that's beautiful! Seriously beautiful!!
Do you think you can find an internship for me in Tehran? or volunteer work? I want to come so bad!!

pien said...

you are a lovely girl, must be!

i think... maybe.. to be a whole person, you should have contasts.

happy day!

[greetings from a grey and rainy holland...]

Karin said...

I love this post. And I agree with what Pien says: I too think that to become the whole, beautiful person that you can be, you should embrace the contrasts in your character and cherish them with all your heart.

x

la ninja said...

contradictions within ourselves are common and wondering about them the first step to contentment, I find.

very insightful post.
by the way, I love the new anti-slip sock against the old rug :)

jane said...

that´s what makes it all so interesting... i´m off to catch up on your words and beautiful images... how did the english exam go? besos!

emily said...

what a great description of tehran. it sounds lovely and imperfect: which i love. i really do want to visit someday...

Sholeh said...

So true and so nicely said. I love Tehran even more through your words. miss you and out beautiful Tehran with all it's contrasts.

Shokoofeh said...

~Michelle~
Of course you can! I am inviting you officially! :)

~Paulina~ Sure we can!!! I'd love to my friend!

~Sara~
Really?!!!!! Gosh!

~jane~
The exam was fine. Thanks for asking Jane! :)

~Emily~
That sounds fantastic Emily if you someday can come here! :)


Thanks everyone!

Jeanne-ming said...

thinking of you each day. I would love to visit you in your own city and enviorment.

you are just so adorable.

Zoe said...

Hi Shokoofeh...this is Zoe again^^
My mom is Iranian that's why we went there every summer since my childhood and I loved every trip to Tehran coz it was always full of excitements^^

Cate said...

beautiful, interesting point of view. must be a very complex place to live.

Daisy said...

Tea and dates? Yummy ! I miss Iran a lot ! Lovely post.

Shaista said...

I love the contrast of the stunning carpet, and the sock - and the delicate tea set. Such a vivid image. And a lovely paean to your city - thankyou for sharing this.

Aisling Nelson said...

Hi Shokoofeh -

I love your blog! I also spent three wonderful weeks in Iran last Christmas and it was one of my most memorable holidays. It was a complete adventure from start to finish and we met the most friendly and welcoming people.

i want to sit on a Persian rug now and sip some tea with dates and fruit!