He writes: “Persians do not say what they mean; they mean what they do not say.
Father leaves a message on my answering machine: “I won’t bother you anymore.”
This means: I’ve been out of the hospital for three days, and you haven’t come to visit me even once at home. I am upset with you. I feel lonesome and forsaken. I won’t bother you anymore since that seems to be what you want…” read more