• Daily Nourishment

    So far, I’ve shown you pictures of Iran from the inside out. Here’s one looking from the outside in – this is me in my element: I am nourished by my daily reading…

  • Goodnight Mama

    My soul awakens/At all odd hours/Crying for food/Wanting to be held/Are we there yet?/She asks as she looks/out of the window/A sandbox of time…

  • Two Become One

    Two candles in the sky/Pointed to oneness/Like the two wings/of a butterfly/The sea-saw motion/Of love and hope/They are mirrored/In my own body/I have two…

  • Pond of Light

    Somewhere, deep within us/Shadows encircle a pond of Light/Befriend them one by one/Offer them a listening ear/Put your hand on your heart/Speak softly and say Salaam…

  • Alamut Castle

    O Alamut!/O sister of Al-Azhar and Dar al-Hikmah,/O beautiful nest of shooting stars,/I’ve come to pay homage to you.

  • Iran: The Land of Persian Mystics and Sufi Poets Part 2

    Upon entering Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, I found myself in the city of my own heart. The hustling bazaar swiftly faded away behind me. Lit by the desert sun and contained by 4 colossal gates, the inner courtyard is a place for rest, refuge, recess, and reflection.

I journey inwards – from who I am expected to be to who I really am – and unveil the inner patterns of my life and relationships.