dar golestaneh (in the place of flowers)

finding peace in flowers?

And one day I decided I go out and take pictures of...flowers. 

Not my genre in general, I have to admit. 

I was upset, sad, angry, desperate, deeply affected -all at once. 

I felt I needed a simple, beautiful model...a distraction and something completely opposite of my inner chaos. By photographing "only some innocent flowers" I wanted (& hoped) to calm down..it somehow helped although even while taking the pictures, my mind was not free of my thoughts.

life is not empty:

there is kindness, there are apples, there is faith.


as long as there are poppies, one must live.

part of the poem "dar golestaneh" which means "in the place of flowers (garden)" a poem written by Sohrab Sepehrir