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Death is to fly...

Death is to fly...

I discovered this photo by Hamed Saber while looking on for a photo for the Quiet Day improvisation. Until now all photos have been attached to the improvisations after the fact. I thought this beautiful picture and the accompanying text were truly moving and decided to do a piece based on them. Hamed describes the picture as: "This door (window) is a praying room of a historical house which Ayatollah Taleghani born and grew in. It's located in a village near Taleghan." Below the picture he wrote:================Death is to fly ...A friend passed away last night...Wish her be in heavens now, in paradise. She was in a hell till last night, which at last she flied away...=================I spent a lot of time looking at Hamed's wonderful photos and reading about his life in Iran. I was stuck by the universality of his experience and how similar we are in our feelings about friends, family, life. Would that our governments weren't so at odds with each other... When do