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.
Kaveh Adel, the Human.
Kaveh Adel, Iranian American Artist and Cartoonist.