Friday, June 19, 2009

I may die...

This is a brief letter written by an Iranian woman who is going to attend the anti-regime rally tomorrow:

I'll participate in the rally tomorrow in Tehran. It might be violent. I may be one of those who will die tomorrow. I want to listen to all beautiful tunes that I have heard in my life, again. I want to listen to some cheap Los Angeles made Iranian music. I always wanted to have much narrower eyebrows too. Yeah, I'll check in with my hair-dresser tomorrow before I go to the rally. Oh, there are some excellent scenes in the famous Iranian movie Hamoon I want to see before I leave. And I gotta re-visit my own bookshelf. Iran's poets Shamloo's and Farrokhzad's poems are worth re-reading. I've to see the family photo albums once again.

I'll have to call my friends and say good-bye to them. In this big world, my possession is only two bookshelves. I've already told mom and dad whom to give these books to in case I never come back. There are only two more courses left for me to get my BA degree but to hell with the degree. I'm anxious and excited.

I wrote these scattered words for the future generations so that they know we were not sentimental or uselessly emotional. I'm writing this so they know we did every thing in our power to make this work for them and so that they realize if our forefathers surrendered to the Arab and Mongolian invaders physically, but they didn't give in to their tyranny with their spirits. They resisted it. And I wrote this for tomorrow's children...

Source in persian

Updated on June 20th at 8:30pm ET: The author of this piece is safe and sound. Her blog.

35 comments:

FearlessDream said...

Wow, thank you for posting this touching letter. Honestly, I am speechless....

Evie said...

Bless you ~ Much love, Light, Life to you and all who stand together.

Please write again as soon as able.

Haa-meed said...

If only the idiot anti-regime change twats who call themselves Iranian would read this.

Anonymous said...

Please keep us informed and be careful God be with you.

Behrang said...

"Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy." Good luck today, we are thinking of you.
Thanks for the story, I've posted it to http://persianhaps.com for all to see.

totustuus said...

if this woman survives and when it is SAFE
it would be an honor to know her name.

Anonymous said...

Cheers for the iranians! I so respect the risks they are taking, and what they are doing. Tyranny eventually falls, every time. I believe the human spirit and the course of evolution make that a certainty.

I'd just caution the young people and students to consider carefully what they want, because they may get it in a different form than they foresee. IMO that's what happened in 1979.

Mixing religion and state is a bad idea everywhere, not just in the West. I realize that idea doesn't sit well with classical Islam, but it's true nevertheless. One basic reason is the contradiction between the idea that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and the idea that if the government is religious, if you're against the government you blaspheme.

lalehrokh said...

Hi sister,
Thank you for your touching letter. When marching tomorrow, please remember that even though I'm not physically there, I am emotionally and spiritually standing right beside you. Please remember that even though I am not able to protect your body, I will always protect your name and your thoughts. Please remember that even though I'm thousands of miles away from where you are, I am here to tell your story to the world, so please remember to write again so I can tell everyone how brave you are.
Long live freedom, long live democracy, long live Iran.

Happy Octopus said...

Khahar shahid, dooset daram!

Anonymous said...

May God be with you and the rest of your country men and women tomorrow. The world will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

God is good.

Marilyn said...

Sometimes, there is no going back. Whatever happens, the free world stands with you and if you die, you must know that you did not give away your life cheaply. The courage of the Iranians in the street has much to teach us who take freedom for granted.

May those who do evil and who seek to do violence in the name of God, be shown as much mercy as they have shown you and may history judge them accordingly.

I pray that God gives you all the courage to look into the eyes of anyone who would strike you down. Truly, the world stands beside you. May you lead the way to a free Iran.

Anonymous said...

Bless her. I hope what we are witnessing are the birth pains of democracy for a people who are through with oppression.

God be with you!

Anonymous said...

I am proud to be an Iranian woman, you are the reason. I pray the god for your safety, may this note will be part of your past, to look at it and read it and talk about it with your grand children.

Anonymous said...

Please try to be safe, and you're an immensily brave woman! I'm an Iranian-American woman myself and I'm trying to do everything I can as well. I pray for all anti-IR supporters (Moussavi supporters for instance. :))

Anonymous said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you all from the usa through all this day

Mitch Parlett said...

Don't give up. No matter what happens to you, your cause is among the best that have ever been supported. Keep trying, no matter what!

إلهة يستلم نوع مع رجال قضيب said...

I want to shove my sweaty feet into Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei's evil mouth.

وسخة رجل قدم الإشارة عظيمة إلهة يمصّ مع فمه.

Anonymous said...

I can't help crying reading this article.I'feel so shameful not to be able to be next to this brave IRANIAN only because i have no money to buy my plane ticket.

Anonymous said...

We Americans DO hear your cries my friends and we hope, so many of us, that the outcome is good for you. Unfortunately you must fight for your freedom if you want it badly enough. Freedom is glorious..freedom is worth fighting for. So many here do wish you well and hope for a very safe outcome for all of you.
God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Phonies. Glad to see the libs are jumping on yet another cause instead of actually finding solutions to the problems here. Oh wait, Obama's got that under control. Ugh. Ya'll make me sick.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best and hope you will read this later! May you gain the freedom and rights that some ppl take for granted! People should not live in such conditions as you all do, love to you! You are all teaching the world something and look the world is standing with you! xx

Anonymous said...

I am impressed with this woman strong will to the point of scraficing this materilized world for something unreachable or semi-reachable call it freedom in Iranian!!

Anonymous said...

I admire your courage, and pray for your safety.

Anonymous said...

I am proud of you .I am very moved . I and 60 million Iranian will fight next to you to remove all the tyrant form our secret land, IRAN .

Jay said...

This is a very touching letter. She's likely going to be walking into a Tiananmen Square situation.

Freedom and liberty are always worth dying for though. Being free is the most basic of human rights. When looking at the big picture, freedom is far more important than material goods, cash or even a college degree. Her parents should be extremely proud of her.

Let's hope for the best.

Anonymous said...

It is sad that many lives of fellow iranians maybe lost in this conflict and yet the cold cold heart of Khameni would still be unmoved.
Paradise has no place for you Khameni when you die which should not be many years yet.

ThoughtPolice said...

A very touching letter.
A couple replies to comments posted here, though.
Regarding, "god is great." No, god is the Problem. Got that? Let's get over this barbaric and childish mindset. The reasonable people of the world are waiting for the religious to wake up and recognize that we alone control our fate, not the gods. Wow, enough pastors, priests, rabbis, and clerics already, you are all missing the point. Religion is just another enemy of freedom. (not advocating a life w/o rules or morals, you just don't need god for that
And to anonymous talking about, " just another cause for libs to avoid prob at home." hey buddy, we are all human beings ok this rock together, let's think for a moment about what's important and remember life is not just talking points and taking sides. You must stand for some basic ideas and know why. Either that, or GFY and stop making anonymous blog comments.

Ed Jordan said...

God bless Iran and protect all Iranians in today's protest.In Jesus' Name.

Anonymous said...

Please let us know that you are safe.

Anonymous said...

This Ayatollah Khamenei is no holy religious person. He is not fit for his office and is just another blood thirsty dictator. Down with all dictators. Yes to democrasy and free speech.

azadi eshgheman said...

If I just could be there with you, brave sisters and brothers! Iranian women are the future of the nation.

Long live Iran, long live freedom.

Anonymous said...

We're with you in thought here in America! I hope for all Iranians that you are successful. So much has occurred, it is so inspiring. The oppression of Ahmadinejad must stop. Remember your fallen :( They are heroes.

Anonymous said...

ThoughtPolice,

You are so wise and thoughtful, we thank you for your bountiful wisdom, you moron! If religion isn't you thing, fine. Let it go and move on, but you appparently think you are of a station in life, that you can tell people that you alone know what they should trust in and believe in,(or not as you apparently truly believe). I myself pray that the people in the streets of the cities of Iran are leaning on the stregnth of whatever it is they believe in. If you don't believe, fine, just don't paint everyone with your broad brush. Your approach to tolerance is appalling. Pray for these people, they need it.

saggezard said...

This could be her?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbdEf0QRsLM