In the past year, via social media, I have developed a series of conversations with a young woman from Iran. Her name is Nilufar Farahmand and there really is nobody in my general periphery who can even speak of the things we typically converse with one another about. Our messages span the spectrum of topics like individuation, existentialism, the spiritual meaning of events and experiences, and a number of other esoteric topics related to art, music, and the creative act.
Sometimes she even speaks poetically and it is beautiful and touching like nothing I ever come across on social media.
"A friend asked me how I recently connected to the sky
I moved objects
I dreamed good and bad things
I prayed good and bad
I painted strange pictures with unknown sources
but I still don't know the exact way I connected to the sky"
Speaking to me
on Facebook Messenger
I am not joking, Nilufar actually writes to me this way. Please follow her Instagram account. She's amazing and I don't think I know any artist quite like her.