Monthly Archives: March 2010

The beauty of *Stealing Beauty*

Almost fifteen years passed until I watched it again… “Stealing Beauty“, one of my all-time favorite movies from my years of youth… I rarely go back to past, but this specific movie, with all its lovely scenery, the songs and the poetry was always carved in my mind… I clearly remember the lines… “I wait I wait so patiently… I’m as quiet as a cup… I hope you’ll come and rattle me quick… Come wake me up…”

And yesterday, the beauty of “Stealing Beauty” took me back on a journey long ago, when falling in love was as big as a gaze from the corner of the room… the kind that made us dream during the day and sleepless in the midst of night… and finally inviting all the butterflies in the universe to our spotless heart…

It was truly a brilliant way to start spring… Oh yes, indeed!


Olive Leaf

“Where have they gone, the green sandals?
I was not made to be a mother,
I had too stricken a heart,
so I wore green sandals to to stay apart.

Then one night a man stood in an olive grove.
He beat a viper till it bled,
then drew me down low.
I went farther than he’d ever know.

One night was all there was.
He fed me an olive leaf,
then broke the strap of my dress.”

Stealing Beauty: Screenplay


Well, well, well… It’s that time of the year again… first day of spring… Nowruz, the lovely Persian New Year and all its traditions… the smell of “Haft-Sin” and its killer beauty.

Let me take this opportunity to wish you all, Persians and non-Persians, a brilliant Nowruz and a happy new year… Hope 1389 brings you great health, happiness inside out, a heart full of love, and whatever else you personally dream of… Have a wicked one!

A big smile to y’all,


Le vert…

Ladies and gents:

Let us all go *green*, for St. Patrick’s Day, for the earth, for our land, for our own sake, for each others’ hearts, and for many other things in the universe.

Be green and stay the same color!