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If I argued that life in Iran, for all its oppressiveness, had a sweet, singular appeal, I would be scoffed at. Nafasat az jayeh garm darmiyad, as the Persian expression went, loosely meaning: You’re judging the coldness of a place … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

If I were a girl, I’d despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. —Robert Graves

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Shall I, wasting in despair, Die because a woman ‘s fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care, ‘Cause another’s rosy are? Be she fairer than the day, Or the flowery meads in May, If she be not so to … Continue reading

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“My dear, this is not like you. With my intellect I see cause for nothing but pessimism and even despair. But I can’t settle for what my intellect tells me. That’s not all of it.” “What else is there?” Mrs. … Continue reading

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