July 21, 2000
I like your work. A lot
Dear Mister Hamid (or whatever u like 2 be called),
I was randomly checking my emails (it's almost 4 in the morning here
in southern California) and I actually decided to read an email from some
Persian club that I belong to, but never participate in. I guess I'm one
of those typical, identity-confused young chics that were born in Iran
and raised in the U.S. by Iranian parents, and who don't know which set
of rules to adhere to. Anyways, where was I going with this?
Oh yes, the fateful email. So this chic that I consider way more "irooni"
than myself has attached two links. The first was about learning to love
Iranian men ["Loving
an Iranian man"], and the second was for your article about Iranian
an Iranian girl"]. I clicked on the first one first (duh! logically),
and I almost trashed the email after reading most of the article, but
for some odd reason, I clicked your link. It was well worth it.
Now I'm one of the first people waiting to poop on any Iranian man's
parade about his opinions, but for reasons unbeknownst to myself, I read
every single one of the articles that you had submitted to iranian.com.
Mind you, I only frequent this type of site when my "vatan"
urges hit, but alas I digress from my point.
I guess to sum up all this nonsense in four words; I like your work.
A lot. Rarely can an author reach down to my inner guts and touch me in
the deepest places of my Iranian soul, but you've done so with a lighthearted
touch that only softened and brought to a glowing light my memories and
experiences of Iranian culture and upbringing. your stories are honest
Your words are unpretentious. Is that a real word? You're damn funny
for a disco-going, cellphone-toting, beemer-driving, hairy-chested, much
(maybe?)-older-than-me Iranian guy. I guess I took a bit of artistic license
with the last couple.
Now I hope this letter boosted your big fat Iranian MALE ego to prompt
you to write some more articles. I'd love to read more of them. Please
let me know if you have articles posted anywhere else on the web.
(Yeah, yeah, go ahead and make some comment about the name. i'm just
dying to hear it.)