Happy Father’s Day!!

Music, Bir Sana Bir de Bana by BaBa Zula & Mad professor

Thanks to the talented photographer Lise-Lott Halvorsen. By taking these touching photos of my parents and brother, she inspired me to write this blog post. And nevertheless, a great blessing to Ramana Maharshiś self-inquiry meditation that I used as an anchor for shaping this writing. I dedicate this blog post to my parents, who have been the master teachers of my life, and through them, I have learned about love and forgiveness. It is on November 8th the father´s day is celebrated in Norway, so Happy Father’s Day. I have read the text in audio, and you can hear it here.

–          Who am I?

I was born in the city of Isfahan.

That’s the place my parents met.

They fell in love, danced the flame of love and drama kind of

–          Who am I?

I am a daughter

A Sister

A lover

And, a mother

–          Who am I?

As a girl

I did not understand the feeling of inferiority.

How to accept the superiority

Or deal with authority.

I had a rebellious point of view.

It was like having constant flu.

–          Who am I?

As a daughter, I watched my mother and father.

A woman was supposed to stand by her man.

Follow the clan

Stand like a cliff

Never show her grief.

And the men, as a part of the ban.

He had to live as a man.

Never less than

Never show his grief.

He had to live after that belief.

The anger, though, was an accepted brief.

Or maybe part of a higher relief?

And that made men the chief.

–          Who am I?

As an adult woman

I had to reframe

How to be brave and play the game

I had to maneuver my flame.

Claim

The right to be a woman without all the shame and the blame

All around the world

We are all the same

Women wearing jewels

Everybody following the rules

Playing the perfect game.

To please the surroundings and not judging the patriarchal frame.

3 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day!!

  1. Reblogged this on People, Life, Politics And Bullshit and commented:

    🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤
    The day after I turned 50 this year, I got a message from my brother.

    He told me that my father was dying. It has happened a few times before over the last few years. So that I have received this message without him having chosen to leave this world, he had a stroke over ten years ago, and the rest of his story has been a challenging and painful downward spiral. This time, the nursing home decided to take him off food and water and only give him morphine.

    It has been over a week since I received the first message, and he is still alive. Or can you call it being alive? He breathes, and on the videos I get from him, I see how fast his chest rises and falls, and I ask;
    ” What is human consciousness, and where is he on his journey? Does he understand what is happening around him? How does he experience life now? Is he in pain without water and food and unable to talk or move? Does he know he is on his way to the other side?
    It again makes me think about how much mystery we are surrounded by. We go through life, death, and the dance between the two states. What my father is experiencing also makes me think about the subject of active euthanasia, which is prohibited in Norway.

    We as humans have so many rules, with probably a good reason, but I, as a mortal being, don’t always understand the meaning behind the laws.

    This time, and the experience of what is happening in my family, makes me think that I am personally in favor of active euthanasia. In any case, everyone suffers in this situation, and there is no value left in life. It makes me think about how important it is to clarify this with those concerned before they end up in a situation where they cannot talk or express what they want. Perhaps the situation today would have been more manageable if we had asked my father when he still understood what was going on. But these are the rules, then. Would he have received active euthanasia if he had wanted it himself?

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