Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day, Rain and Rugs in Los Angeles

Today is the valentine's day and it is supposed to rain here in Los Angeles. We have had rainy days for the past few days. I proposed to my wife last night to go for a breakfast this morning to a nearby Panini restaurant. We have no intention of taking our two sons with us. She said OK, but you never know if we go or not; ladies change their minds so often.

Anyway, it is early morning here in Los Angeles and I thought I could say "Happy valentine's day" to those who celebrate this lovely day. A little touch of love can make a great difference. If a cook prepares a dish with love and passion, the taste is different. If a composer produces a music with love and passion, it sounds different and goes to the heart. Even when a weaver makes a rug with love and passion it is different and much better than a rug which is merely produced for the market.

I will go to work today at 12:00 pm and will stay in my rug gallery until 5:00 pm. I have appointments with three customers today.

Khosrow Sobhe
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)


Unknown said...

It is so true about things that are made from love. I am a pretty good cook and whenever my friends try to make my recipes they never taste the same. I ask them how much love did you put in it? They give me a funny look, but that is the secret to why my food creations taste so good! Happy Valentine's Day!

Rug Ideas Dr. Kay Sobhe (Los Angeles) said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you for your comment. Happy valentine's day to you as well.

Khosrow Sobhe

Hedy Lamar said...

Mary, I agree about the love thing. I've bought hand-knit sweaters from thrift stores that I end up wearing out. I don't know if it's because I appreciate the work that went into them or the feelings of fondness that went into them. My grandmother used to knit all my Christmas presents. I want to kick myself for not appreciating them. I still have a couple of her sweaters though.

I think what draws me to handmade things is the connection to an actual person. Someone spent years perfecting a skill, and they have spend many hours creating the thing that gives me so much pleasure.

Rug Ideas Dr. Kay Sobhe (Los Angeles) said...

Hi Hedy,

Thank you very much for visiting my blog and commenting on my post on the valentine's day and on Mary's comment. A little bit of love can make a huge difference.

I have two sons, 22 an 17. They both had horses when they were in Iran five years ago. They did jumping and were pretty good at it. The younger son stated horse riding when he was 8 and my older son started when he was 13. The younger son won few competition and became the champ 3-4 times in the state of Tehran. My older son ranked 6th in the nation on jumping. We moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and my sons donated their three horses to the children of Bam, a city in east south of Iran which had a devastating 6.6 Richter earthquake. Khosrow Sobhe

Hedy Lamar said...


Do your sons still ride? There are some lovely horses in Iran. By chance have you heard of a woman named Louise Firouz? She passed away last year at 74. She is probably responsible for saving the Caspain pony. I think she lived in northern Iran. I would have liked to have met her. Many breeders of Akhal-Teke horses met Louise at the breed meetings in Ashgabad. Not many Americans have visited Turkmenistan since 2001. As you probably know, that country has had a lot political turmoil to say the least.