Monday, June 22, 2009

Vigil

Last night went to a candlelight vigil for Iran with N and her mother. It was a very dignified affair at San Francisco City Hall; visually striking, since most people wore mourning black with green accessories. One guy tried shouting political slogans, but was shushed (literally) by the crowd. Lots of poems and songs, a speech by city supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and I learned the tune of the unofficial Iranian anthem, although the Farsi is still a bit beyond me.


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At July 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Tom said...

Farsi's beyond me too, although I'm dipping into Rosetta Stone!

Thanks for supporting the cause.

 
At August 19, 2009 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Tom said...

By the way, in practice (but not in text books) Iranians use a lot of words that are familiar from French.

 

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