Arash’s “Soft Avaaz Song” Monologue

In Soft Song, Arash battles with his mother over whether or not he should be present at what could possibly be his Grandmother’s last birthday.

Arash: Of course I realize that! Stop asking me such a stupid question. You think I don’t know, you think I don’t know that she’s dying. Of course I know. You act like I don’t care or that I wish she was dead or something and that’s horrible and you make me feel all this guilt for not being there for her birthday when I want to be there but I can’t be there because I have things going on in my own life that matter to me and you should be supportive to that and understanding, instead of trying to make me feel rotten by forcing me to choose between Grandma and my music.

I’m not trying to choose between anyone or anything, I’m just trying to live my life and it’s not fair what you’ve been doing to me, it’s not right that you put this pressure on me all the time. I can’t be at two places at once and it’s not like I’m ignoring Grandma cause I visit her every single week and you know I do and I call her and I don’t want her to go…

I’m dedicating my album to her and I want to be able to give it to her before she goes…why can’t you understand any of that, Mom?

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Arash has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil! What started out as an intrinsic love for storytelling has turned into his lifelong passion. There’s nothing he likes better than writing (and reading) stories that is humorous in English and Persian languages, with a touch of Suspense and a poignant streak of truth running through them. Arash is also a YouTuber, Persian singer/songwriter, blogger, traveler, filmmaker, big dreamer, and professional kabob eater. When he’s not writing or dreaming up new stories, you can find him in an adventure road-tripping to national parks! If you want to see Arash in his element (ranting about stories) check out his YouTube channel.

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