Actually, this blog is only about fashion but this post is an exception. Because of my studies I am following the protests in Iran very closly. With this post I would like to express my support for and solidarity with the protesters in Iran and their goals as well as my protest against the treatment and human rights violations which many of them have to endure by the Iranian security forces.
I close this post with a poem which has been written for Neda (peace be upon her) who was killed during the protests and has become a symbol for all of those who suffer and die.

A Poem for Neda Agha Soltan (1982-2009)
Written by Mandana

Stay, Neda—
The twittering birds,
Green-garbed forests,
Scented blossoms… all sing
of spring’s arrival
Don’t go, Neda…

Stay, Neda—
Sing with your people in the streets
Say, Long live life!
Down with death!
Tell the sun to shine,
the cold to depart
Don’t go, Neda…

Stay, Neda—
Look at this city
At the shaken foundations of palaces,
The height of Tehran’s maple trees,
They call us “dust,” and if so
Let us sully the air for the oppressor
Don’t go, Neda

Don’t be afraid
It is the sound of fireworks, not bullets The offspring-sparks of a great flame We are aflame, Fueled by baton-cracks and gunshots We are ablaze Don’t go Neda…

Oh Neda, Neda!
Shatter the cage
Break through the bars
Don’t go, Neda

Don’t go, Neda—
Look beyond the clouds
Lady sun is breaking through
She is just like you
Don’t go Neda
Oh God, don’t go…

The poem has been excepted from the following website:
It’s a good source for the latest news from Iran.

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2 Responses to Iran

  1. Kat says:

    der haarreifen ist so hübsch!

    • dressmaker says:

      Du meinst den mit der Eule von Marc by Marc Jacobs, oder? 😉 Bist nämlich bei den Posts ein bisschen verrutscht! Tja ich fin ihn auch toll – wenn da nur die hohen Versandkosten bei net-a-porter nicht wären… Mal sehen, wer ihn noch verkaufen wird

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