Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
I came through the alleyways of Shemiran
The desert, and sand dunes of Pars
Reciting Hãfez, Saâdï, and Rumï
Through a thousand cities and towns
I crossed many alleyways and streets
Trying not to forget Ferdowsï
There are alleyways everywhere in the world
Some are lined with cobblestones and flowerpots
Others reek of poverty and excrement
Today, many are hoping for new pathways to walk through
Mine's been a journey that has taken a lifetime
Along the way, I have learned that our lives are molded,
Not by the knowledge that we gain
But by the choices that me make!
I've been lucky to find a way out of adversity
Learn medicine, and serve my fellowman
All the while hoping not to forget
The choices that brought me today.
So I teach my children and students to be wary of their choices
For the reason of the roundness of the world
Is for the future to stay hidden beyond its curve
Be careful in choosing your options
And hope to walk the alleyways of happiness.