Forever Under Construction

S … Like Sib

Posted in Iran, Iranians by homeyra on March 16, 2007

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Sib, apple for a virual Haftsin

Nowruz approaching! (I have adopted the Encyclopædia Iranica‘s spelling). Only fun things from now on.

The wise Loopy announced that he won’t write about politics till Nowruz. He is right but this is just the world’s smallest political quiz🙂 You can find out about a longer version at PPGG‘s.

A few weeks before the New Year, we should start cleaning – everything out – and rearrange our homes, almost like moving out and in. The season’s renewal is represented in all the rituals: ideally one should clean his “head” as well, solve unsettled matters and enter the New Year without last year’s burdens, animosities, debt, etc…

Well, we do as much as we can in these new ages.

Maybe I should decide to transgress in the coming year as Kelly advises. I’ll think about it.

kelar-dasht1.JPG I got the following email from BB2:

Here’s a site for youOne Million Blogs for Peace (Link thanks to Old Uncle Dave) . I’m puzzled though – they say Homie can’t join, beyond being a guest, because Iran isn’t fighting in Iraq. I don’t know where they get their information. Mr. Bush tells us daily how you guys are causing all the trouble.”

What do I know BB2, what do I know🙂

Photo: Ali Majdfar

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  1. Kelly said, on March 18, 2007 at 1:57 am

    Ah, we did that cleansing thing in Japan, too! Cleaned the house from top to bottom, scrubbed floors, got all the clothes laundered, even took a seriously thorough bath. I love the idea of tying up loose ends, taking care of all the old business so you can greet the new year clean on all levels. Thank you for reminding me and inspiring me to do this.

  2. homeyra said, on March 18, 2007 at 10:34 am

    I didn’t know that this was also a tradition in Japan.
    Scrubbing floors! exactly!
    What is the occasion over there?

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