I’m slow, I know, but I just watched Not Without My Daughter, the Sally Field flick about Iran during the 1980s. The thing that struck me about the whole film was the sentence that “paradise is a Persian word.”
I also just finished reading Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguaro. The plot of this book is science fiction, but one of the underlying themes is how cultures and social systems are born out of human hope, longing, fear, and circumstance. And isolation. The very human characters . . .
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