I Am an Iranian Daughter

Iran`s Historical Monuments,Iranian`s ceremonies,and some times my Thoughts, Diary...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Misfortunes never come alone.

During these two months I had to play some new roles; house wife, nurse, sympathetic and…
In the first days of summer I found out that my mother's hands has a problem (her hand's neurons have gathered in her wrist and she should not work and use her hands) so that was my duty to help her and accept the responsibility of the house keeping. (Iranian women should do the house works, especially among traditional women)
So I tried to arrange my program with the new situation and so I just accepted classes holding in 3 days in a week. After some weeks, we informed that my brother who lived in Tehran had a terrible backache and some kind of pain in his heart. Soon, I traveled there to meet him and help his wife. On the last day of my short trip my sister called me and said "I have a new problem in my eyes, again". Nothing could stop me to cry. Sooner I back to Esfahan to see her and sympathy. It is clear that during those days I was with her and prepare her for operation and the other things you know.
Now her first operation was done 10 days ago. We are waiting for the second one on 10 days later.
And as usual I have my own problems. It is a new experience for me to play different roles and taste new aspects of life.

2 Comments:

At 2:20 PM , Blogger steffanie said...

I hope your sisters operation went well!

 
At 5:40 AM , Blogger Ceci2486 said...

Dear Eftekhar,

I have been reading your blog with interest. I am a student in the United States, and your references to Iranian art reminded me of the many works of art from Isfahan and the Persian tradition that I have studied. At the moment I am part of a class that is studying gender in the Middle East. In an earlier post I read your explanation that wearing the hijab in Iran is the law…Do you and your friends view this law as part of a national identity in addition to a religious one? You mentioned in this post that as your family members became ill, you had to step in to help. In your mother’s case, this meant assuming the role of the ‘traditional woman’ as you put it. What are the ways in which your mother’s role as a wife and the roles of women of your generation differ? I really enjoyed reading about another student in the Middle East!

-Cecilia

 

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