I wished I were with both my mother and my son today but I am alone, somewhere in Europe between Los Angeles and Tehran…
I would have offered my mother some lilacs and a fabulous view,
and walked with her under the ubiquitous wisterias and admired all the pansies.
We love our mothers for all the stories they told us when we were children,
all the books they read to us,
food (tahdig) they’ve made us:
let’s not forget the clothes,
and things they kept from the time we were babies,
I would have loved to share a meal with my mother and my son today,
or at least a cup of tea.
I would have offered her a perfume with the scent of spring flowers,
and bought her a hat,
because mothers have to wear different hats in bringing up their children!
We love them and should let them know; as I am sitting in front of my computer, I dedicate this post to my mother and yours,
because they have loved us with all their might…
Happy mother’s day.