Amir — Bloom Intro Series
Amir H. Hajizamani
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Bloom Collective
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February 16th, 2022

Where is home?

A window seat on a train, profoundly. London, practically. Iran, ancestrally.

What is the most beautiful object you own (or have owned)?

This Persian miniature painting on a small leather scroll. It depicts a scene from an Omar Khayyam couplet, calligraphed at the top. It’s not a technically remarkable object, bought on a whim from an unknown artisan, but it’s hung in every home I’ve had as an adult and is imbued with all kinds of meaning and magic, pain and joy.

I didn't find a satisfying enough translation of the original Persian so you'll have to trust me that the Omar Khayyam couplet is a doozy
I didn't find a satisfying enough translation of the original Persian so you'll have to trust me that the Omar Khayyam couplet is a doozy

What is a DAO? Wrong answers only

The sound you make when you spend a month’s rent on the privilege of joining a Discord server.

What do you admire most about the others in Bloom?

The ease with which we see the good in each other, no matter what 🙏

What would surprise your 16-year-old self the most about your life today?

That I’m satisfied with the life I’ve lived so far and comfortable with the idea of death, that everything from here on out is a bonus. Also that I’m not as financially rich as many of my peers from that time. These may or may not be related.

What are you reading at the moment?

David Whyte: Essentials
In Love with the World
by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
The Once and the Future King by T.H. White
Self-Therapy by Jay Earley

What is your most overused emoji?

💚 / 🙌

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Floating in an ocean of isolation, far from any safe harbour, with the ups and downs of the storms always landing you on a wobbly surface.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Spa Saturdays once every month or two, solo or with friends, at Ironmonger Row Baths (currently closed but can’t wait for it to re-open!), followed by Ramen.

Using any holiday or occasion as an excuse to eat oysters, ideally at a market stall whilst chatting with the shucker!

What's the last meme/reading/song you shared with Bloom?

Excerpt from “The Journey” by David Whyte
Excerpt from “The Journey” by David Whyte

Who are you?

A fated nomad. A wise fool. A roving open heart. A wounded pup. A playful friend. A useful partner. A shy nerdy artist, blooming.

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