Sunday, 30 August 2009

Back from Iran

Back to Holland and our one- year- old life in this country and still thinking of home. I need to wrap up my thoughts and get back to the routine and start being a focused person.
What people went through during the post-election days was mostly the first topic to talk about when I was with my family and relatives. There was no sign of election events on people's faces when I was on the streets and it was even less obvious when we were in the two historic cities of Esfahan and Kashan during our traveling.
I was wondering how many of these people are keeping old or having new concerns about what they were witnessing. You cannot expect those who do not feel generally secure be great fighters, you cannot ask the ones who feel tired to run and don't stop. I was wondering how many of people whom I could see in Kashan had access to anti-filtering software for their internet or if they had any access to the internet. I did not know what percentage of them had satellite dishes. I don' know how many could get informed or cared to be informed but as I talked with those who've been in the heart of their own street stories, they thought this was only the beginning. For them, it seems the election can be fresh starting point for an official religious dictatorship and the people of Iran are waiting for the time to move again. I do not know who will be the winner or if they'll move.


Don Cox said...

Glad you are back safely.

I think the situation in Iran will get worse rather than better - it will become more like Burma and Libya. There will be a lot of talk about religion, foreign enemies, etc, to cover up the military dictatorship.

Hiva said...

Welcome back Behi junam

Nava said...

Glad you are back safe and sound.

Roots and Wings said...

Glad you are back and safe. I was so worried.