Monday, December 8, 2008

Portraits from Iran: "Pictures of You"

Warmest Greetings

I am on the mailing list of AIFC - American Iranian Friendship Council @ - and recently received this link from Goudarz Eghtedari who added:

"The video shows that there is still hope for peace as long as there are people like the producer of the event described in the attached video. We really hope to be able to bring this to Portland."

Please go here and see if you are as moved as I was by the beauty and life and stories that emerge through these images:

I am so excited that this may come to Portland. This amazing video and powerful project deeply touched my heart and obviously also touched the hearts of others. I am constantly inspired, and my hope and passion ignited, each time I am witness to the phenomenal creativity and diversity of ways in which human beings are working to create a more peaceful world. This project brings the humanness of Iranians to America, creating the opportunity to replace some of our ignorance, fear, and prejudice with greater understanding, compassion, caring, and connection. Since 9-11 we certainly even today, over 7 years later, continue to need this help to shake us out of our distortions and bigotries amidst the continuing plethora of propaganda which is still in our midst trying to overtly and/or subtly communicate to Americans that Iranians, Muslims, Arabs, etc. are among those "Others" who are out to destroy Americans, our way of life, convert us all to Islam, etc., etc. What better way to nourish our higher selves and feed that which reminds and awakens us to what we may have forgotten - that we are all sacred, we are all connected, we are all in this together.

Please watch "Pictures of You: Images from Iran" and help spread the word. Thanks so much!

Connecting heart to heart to heart is what will help heal our world.
Tag, we are all it! :-)


"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain
other sets of people are human."
--Aldous Huxley

The only fear we have to fear is fear itself.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.
-- Buddha (560-483 B.C.)

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained
through understanding.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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