In the Hotel garden, at night

Last night, after I wrote the posting, I sat outside in the garden of our hotel with a couple of people from our group. The smell of honeysuckle was almost overwhelming. Both Iranians and visitors were enjoying the balmy night air. A young Iranian couple with a small son sat near us. We started to talk, and found that we had much in common. The wife, who spoke little English, is a high school art teacher, and her husband showed me some photos of her paintings on his cell phone. He works for the Iranian Oil industry but was an English major at university. I brought them some of my postcards of my art work, and she gave me a scarf clip for my always falling down scarf, and then she gave me a commemorative coin having to do with Ali, the main figure in Shiite Islam. I asked for their mailing address, and will send them a card from San Francisco. All in all, a lovely exchange. I went up to be feeling great!

This morning I had breakfast outside in the garden. Finally, this feels like the MIddle East.

About Comments, I’ll allow most of them to be public, but not those that are more like personal emails. Since I can’t access my regular email, I appreciate you writing to me via this site where i can read what you write to me, but can’t respond individually. I’m going to try to set up a Yahoo email with my name clearly on the address if I can. So if you get an email and it looks like it could be from me, try it before deleting!

Karen

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