Through this collection of short vignettes, Hemila Pedram takes you on a personal journey of intimate encounters with memorable characters that she met in Iran. When Hemila visited Iran after twenty-eight years of living abroad, she thought she was going for a summer vacation. Her stay stretched to six months as her trip turned into a healing journey, and she met people whose quiet grace taught her extraordinary lessons about the beauty of the human spirit. Walk through Iran's streets and bazaars and discover the wisdom and humor of merchants, craftsmen, and ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary peace of mind and harmony in an unpredictable world. Hemila shares glimpses of everyday moments that offer universal lessons on love, compassion, and the beauty of being alive.