At a secret place where artists and writers gather, I had met him.
He walked lightly. He spoke softly.
Later. The next day, or perhaps the day after that, he told me that his work was inspired by literature, by music, by nature. He listed the Persian poets on his fingers, one by one. He spoke of Sufism, of spirit, of what moved him. I listened. I wanted to listen more.
His pieces had been shown and collected all over the world.
His eyes shined. His work shined.