Friday, June 19, 2009
Tonight In Iran, Before Tomorrow the Day of Destiny, again they Take to The Roof Tops to cry to God.....
People of Iran be strong. "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I went over to Nico Pitney's Liveblogging at Huffpost, and there was an amazing video was posted, I have reposted it below with the transcript. ( I don't think Nico would mind me sharing it, I have sent him much video these past few days). There is a transcript, of what the woman is saying as she listens out the window, as her neighbors again cry to God....For many nights now as phones and Internet has been removed and communication repressed, the Iranians have gone to their roof's and called to God. I am printing the transcript that someone painfully transcribed for him.( below the video). I am also posting video of them calling to God earlier in the week, there is a shift in the cries now,there is more pain, more desperation. I want to go up on my roof and cry with them at this point.....I don't know what we can do to help them....I know there are mothers like me, crying for their sons, wanting something more for their futures...as a mother I know that...and I look at the young faces in the photos and the photos of the old women in the photos I posted yesterday and I think they have waited so long...they have hoped and prayed...and they too marched for Mousavi ...for Change....They too have hungered for something else.
Checking Twitter and Pitney's post and The Guardian, and they are all reporting that Mousavi's people, his inner circle, have all been arrested, and his office ransacked by plain clothes policemen.....It is 3am there now...What tomorrow brings for them...I do not know...But I pray they have the strength to meet what comes....I light my candles and send many prayers on the wind for them.....
The Transcript of what the girl is whispering as she listens to the Calls in the Night::::
"Tomorrow is Saturday. Tomorrow is a day of destiny.
Tonight, the cries of Allah-o Akbar are heard louder and louder than the nights before.
Where is this place? Where is this place where every door is closed? Where is this place where people are simply calling God? Where is this place where the sound of Allah-o Akbar gets louder and louder?
I wait every night to see if the sounds will get louder and whether the number increases. It shakes me. I wonder if God is shaken.
Where is this place that where so many innocent people are entrapped? Where is this place where no one comes to our aid? Where is this place that only with our silence we are sending our voices to the world? Where is this place that the young shed blood and then people go and pray -- standing on that same blood and pray. Where is this place where the citizens are called vagrants?
Where is this place? You want me to tell you? This place is Iran. The homeland of you and me.
This place is Iran."
This is the video from two nights ago Calls to God in the Night:
And then I watch this video again....The Opposition video, and it reminds me of us, last year campaigning for Obama, wanting Something more for our children, something better, Change, Change that would bring a world that is more together, that people connect more....I watch this video and think they are no different than us....
Quotes by Rumi:::
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."
"All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere,
I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there."
"Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river."
"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I will meet you there."
Namaste....Allahu Akbar....Allahu Akbar....Allahu Akbar.....