[A Short Story]
Among the numerous statues of horses scattered on Asbi Square[i], there are a few pools in which people release their Nowrouz goldfishes[ii]. The fish live in those pools for the rest of the year. But usually, not many of them survive until winter.
Many things shorten the li[……]
A Biographical Essay about Forough Farrokhzad
“I do not know what arriving is,
but without a doubt, there is a destination
towards which my whole being flows.”
Forough Farrokhzad is undoubtedly one of the most prominent among the Iranian woman po[……]
شاد بودن تو این دنیای عن فقط از یه احمق لاشی بر می آد.
Is capital punishment unjustifiable?
Lantouri, an Iranian film
I’m writing this after watching Lantouri, an Iranian film by Reza Dormishian. It is a film about a female social activist who fights against capital punishment (mind you capital punishment is still in use in Iran).[……]
شهیدان از همه پوچ انگار ترند
و پیامبران همه شیادانی دلسوز
و ما نوزادانی که وفادارانه پستانکی را می مکیم
The Martyrs are the most absurdist of all
and the prophets are all compassionate hypocrites
and we are babies who faithfully suck a pacifier
Featured image: Twisted Figure by Eugène[……]
First, watch this video of Jewish ritual circumcision, then we will talk:
Why I hate this video
When some are in a difficult situation, others keep repeating “pray, pray, pray, let’s pray for them. You pray too; it’ll solve all your problems.” While in fact they are sitting on their asses and doing nothing of any use. That made me looked up the definition of pray in my dictionary: