Today is the beginning of Spring, accurately at 10.37 AM! I know it because at the same time begins the Persian new year. In the Islamic/Persian calendar, it is the year 1400. And in the old kingdom calendar, it is ca. 2570. The Islamic/Persian date begins with the Hijrat (move or escape) of Muhammad, the prophet, from Makkah to Madinah. And the only difference with the Arabic calendar is that the Arabs count their time lunar and not solar.
But we could have another date, namely from the beginning of the Persian empire, 550 BC. Therefore, I had added an astronomical year, may someone give any prize!
Actually, I don’t care much about it. It is the beginning of Spring, and it is the point! Although, by the way, I’m in a twilight feeling, at the same time, I have a funeral case behind me without “the four weddings”! The second brother of my wife’s family passed away because of the old known enemy: cancer. The relationship was not so strong, but a loss is a loss, and there is grief.
Yesterday, when I came home from the funeral, I felt absolutely empty. It was a strange feeling because I was not sad or missing something, just vacuum. Fortunately, it was my turn to cook the supper and, as I began, I got released my mind.
At night I had a dream. It’s stunning that I can keep my dreams lately because I forget them usually when I wake up.
In my dream, we were all living in a community, and we knew that we must keep being creative. There was a God! She/He had told us that we had to stay creative, and we did our best. There was a friend too, and she helped me to stay creative.
In the background, there were running Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata repeatedly. But, suddenly, many people stopped being creative, and I was much concern. Even my friend, as she has also, lost her interests. And there was God again and said: if you are not creative anymore, I will destroy you all! I said to my friend: come on! We must do something, and she had made a figure, a keynote and said: it must be enough!
I was afraid that it’s not enough. Therefore, I put every key from the Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, one after another, one by one, again and again. Then I woke up!
Anyway, that was a very odd dream. And now, back to the new year celebration. I have a beautiful song to present to you from a traditional, Armenian-Persian archive. It is not only a song about the beginning of Spring. It is a song for freedom, freedom all over the world.
Hppy New Year. 🤗💖🙏