Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The little black fish

My passion for reading started from my very early ages. I was thought to think. As much as I spent to read books, I spent to think about them. I can remember clearly …I had just learned how to read, when my beloved father bought a book for me; the name was
the little black fish”. Written by: Samad Behrangi.

I started to read the book with an incredible enthusiasm. The story had a great influence on my feelings. The little black fish became a laudable hero for me. I wanted to be a hero, not a hero in this world, among this people, but a hero in my own life... I illustrated the entire story with my childish cute style. :O)

This is a quote from the author, in the first pages of the book: “Death can come to greet me so easy, but until I have the power to live, I shouldn't greet it. But if it comes to meet me someday ,of course it comes one day, no matter...what is important is the impression my life or death, has on other's life.”
P/s: this picture is one of the illustrations in this book I liked very much.


The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

I love this post.
I was greatly influenced by my father. I emulated pretty much everything he did. Sadly, I don't think I will ever surpass him.

This post speaks to me.
To me, it's not about death. It's about living life to the fullest.
Thank you for sharing this.
And I really like the picture.

Teri C said...

Not only a beautiful illo but beautiful commentary.

yoon see said...

Yeah, I do agree with Cherry & Terry. Thanks for sharing & it's very meaningful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by. This post reminds me of my own childhood. We would go to the bookstore and always walk out with a handful of books. We learned to read, love, and treasure books!

Eddie Bluelights said...

It was a lovely surprise to see your kind comment at my place. Thank you for the visit. I enjoyed your post very much - it has a great deal of wisdom and I enjoyed the picture very much. I am looking forward to seeing some of your other posts tonight. Hope to see you again soon, Eddie

Shaghayegh.Buali said...

مثل همیشه دلنشین و قشنگ
تو محشری شیوای من

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi again
Love your blog and just signed up as your follower. Eddie

poone said...

vay ali bud , ali shivaye nazam
in ruza faghat shaba on misham saate 1 be vaghte iran ke hatman to tu khab nazi
vali hich vaght yadam nemire behet sar bezanam
doooset daram
khahare naz va door az man

Anonymous said...

very nice post my dear shiva.Its very familiar..doft and sweet :)

Anonymous said...


mina said...

I've read this story recently...very nice. :)

BABAEI said...

dear sweet shiva
this book was one of my favorite book when i was studing in school.
I finally got a chance to see your thoughts.
I like them all.
I am proud of you.

Alexiev said...

Good Black and White fish...

Best wishes from Buenos Aires...

Alexiev Store

Sara Morante said...

Hello Shiva! Thanks a lot for your visit, and for your lovely words.
Your blog is a very nice place, very interesting stuff, and cute illustrations...

Ruby Emam said...

Dear Shiva,
I love your post, the wonderful music and what you are doing for Samad. I have published a new translation of The Little Black Fish in English. In an effort to get the word out, I am hoping that some of your friends will visit my blog (http//samad-behrang.blogspot.com) - Here is a link to my book: (http://www.amazon.com/Little-Black-Fish-Samad-Beh-Rang/dp/1438913990/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243879264&sr=1-1)