Lynne Meena’s reunion with one of her students is a reminder of why we went to Iran, but the fraying relations between the United States and Iran have led Carolyn Yale to reflect on the present tensions between our two countries. However, Now Ruz is upon us and Vida Bourbour shows us the significance of the Haft Seen while Doug Meyer’s column also reminds that this is a time to forget rancor. Jim Whitaker takes us on a medical journey in Rasht while Rom Rom takes us to the very distant past with a look at the destruction of Takht-e Jamshid. John Krauskopf has reviewed a beautiful book by Dennis Briskin and Joel Hettger takes us on a short tour of his favorite Tehran restaurants.