With the Ladies in Tehran..after our work-out together.
The man in wet-to the- knees baggy jeans washing the path in the park behind Tehran’s Lalah Hotel pointed to the slippery stones and warned… `Mouva sa bosh, Khonoum”, (careful lady). Following Yek, do, sy, (one, two, three).I jumped in with a troupe of women exercising with a lively leader. She asked where I was from, then excitingly announced: “Jane Fonda is here. Maybe she would be kind us enough to teach us new exercises?” “Bali, Bali” (Yes, yes), they clapped in welcome. Walking back to the hotel, I passed on the cookies a woman was giving out, but couldn’t turn down a wedge from the watermelon two men were slicing on their picnic table, and offering to passersby, along with their smile. Such evil-doers.