Nowruz Mobarak!

Happy spring and nowruz mobarak! My garden is starting to come alive, and I have been enjoying it by spending more time outside among the growing plants. There are also lots of phone calls, emails, and messages today as the first day of spring also marks the Persian new year — my heart goes out to all my friends and family who are celebrating right now.

Spring and all its flowers
Now joyously break their vow of silence.
It is time for celebration, not for lying low;
You too — weed out those roots of sadness from your heart.