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Political Cartoon “Bullfish’s Peaceful Nowrouz Wish 1391″by Iranian American Cartoonist and Artist Kaveh Adel

On March 19, 2012 by Kaveh

Political Cartoon "Bullfish's Peaceful Nowrouz Wish 1391"by Iranian American Cartoonist and Artist Kaveh Adel

Political Cartoon "Bullfish's Peaceful Nowrouz Wish 1391"by Iranian American Cartoonist and Artist Kaveh Adel

The Iranian new year (Nowrouz-عید نوروز) legend states that right before the Spring solstice (saat-e-tahvil-ساعت تحویل) a huge Bullfish in the ocean of time carrying the world on one of its horns tosses the world over to the other horn, resulting in a tremor that will dislodge the egg and send it rolling to the side of the mirror on the haft seen spread.

Or, so I imagine!  The great thing about legends is that one can be imaginative and build a story around them to tell one’s children to keep them interested in an ancient ritual of  peaceful rebirth.

As a child I used to watch the egg incessantly so I would catch a glimpse of this mythologic phenomenon but I was always distracted and sadenned by the imprisoned gold fish in the water.

Today, I wish for a peaceful day.  A new beginning where no one is imprisoned, no one speaks of war and more importantly, we all stop and for once understand one another, even if it means figuratively.  It’s a great place to start.

This new year is the year 1391 and as we say in Farsi(Persian):  “Eideh Nowrouz-eh Shoma Mobarak!”  ‘ عید نوروزِ شما مبارک!’

See the Cartoon titled: “Bullfish’s Peaceful Nowrouz Wish 1391″ on Facebook.

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