It is NoRooz, Happy New Year to Mother Earth.
I hope this year will be the one in which none of her children go hungry, suffer from lack of medical care and be persecuted for their thoughts and beliefs. And, most urgent of all, stop tearing each other apart with God-awful implements of death and destruction.
I hope this year will be the one in which Iranians too will be able to sing, in the words of the “old Negro spiritual” recounted by the late King:
“Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
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