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.
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).[……]
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:
My mother kept asking me why I want to leave all the convenience I have in my country and go live in a different country where I might be mocked for my skin color, hair color, accent, and nationality; or somewhere that I have no equal rights to the native inhabitants. But she stopped asking when I r[……]