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Paris & Moi! In the honor of 14 Juillet …

Me and Paris go way, way back. I am talking about a long relationship, on and off, back and forth!

First, we’ve been introduced when I was 8 years old. My mom & I were visiting my oldest brother in Paris, where he was studying and working.

It was like magic for me. I liked everything about this beautiful city. From the red flowers hanging from the wooden-framed windows, beautiful architect, cobblestone pavement in narrow streets, lovely sound of French language, to the smell of the metro & very chic people. Although I was young then, but I recognize now, I was able to distinguish the difference between there and the country I was born in. Somehow, as a child, I felt a different kind of freedom, like people kissing on the streets which was totally unusual in my eyes. Showing their love for one another and being free to do that, revealed an incredible, uncomfortable and joyful feelings in my heart.

I went back to Paris when I was 15 years old again, and stayed for over 2 months in the company of my brother, his family and friends.

In a different age, knowledge, understanding and expectations, I experienced a unique love for this city. I had many of my first experiences at once and It’s imprinted in my memory forever, like wine tasting, the discotheques, and shopping solo!

I returned there after 4 years to study and I am visiting every few years since then.

Pictures that I am sharing here is from my last visit about 2 years ago.

 

In conclusion: I love Paris, period. I wish to return and live there for the rest of my life, which seems impossible at this moment, but you never know! ;)

Happy July 14th!

Where is your favorite place in the world, and why?

Do you communicate?

For me, communication is one of the most important aspect of life. Without it, we won’t be able to move forward, can’t share or be involved, can’t love and be loved, therefore we can’t grow in life.

There are different ways of communication.  Some people talk, some write, some listen, some act and some create … in silence …

What you see in a piece of art is not just colors, pigments, canvas, design and shapes. These are just materials that an artist communicates love, hate, fear, happiness, sadness, emotions, and feelings with its viewer.

Empties - Soft Pastel - 1997 by Mehnoush
Empties - Soft Pastel - 1997

When a piece of art connects with you, it’s when you translate it into your thoughts. This brings out what you are, how you feel and how you connect with people. This is when you love an artwork so much that you want to have it in your home to not only give you everyday inspiration but also to take you with people around you to another level of communication.

An empty room without artwork in my opinion shows the lack of communication within yourself and therefore with others. It shows a sort of emptiness and absence.

For me, communicating through artwork is easier than using words. It seams that my thoughts are not coming out right when I put them in words. I think of one thing and it comes out of my mouth completely something different. That is why I try to communicate through my paintings. This is my way of communication.

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul” - George Bernard Shaw -  

What is your way of communication?