Until now these Breadcrumbs have been my own words. Today I need to make an exception.
The current turmoil in Iran is coming home to National Writers Union of DC member Dr. Sakhineh (Simin) Redjali. She lived through the first Iranian Revolution in 1979 and is living through the second one now in Northern Virginia. She has delayed writing the final chapter of her autobiography until she sees how it will end. Simin is in constant contact with many people in Iran, and hears regularly from former students from the National University of Iran, where she was the first woman professor of psychology, and from Shemiran College, which she founded and headed.
She forwarded this blog note to the NWUDC:
By a blogger in Tehran
Tomorrow is a big day, maybe I’ll get killed tomorrow!
I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow!
There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see. I should drop by the library, too. It’s worth to read the poems of Forough and Shamloo again.
All family pictures have to be reviewed, too. I have to call my friends as well to say goodbye.
All I have are two bookshelves which I told my family who should receive them.
I’m two units away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that. My mind is very chaotic.
I wrote these random sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and under peer pressure. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. This note is dedicated to tomorrow’s children…