Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Iranian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera)First of all, note the "i" at the end of both his first (nick name for "Lotfolla") and his last name, and then note the title of my recent August 29th post: Pandit Panigrahi RIIP and Liu Fuzhi RIIP: the Case of Many i's. From reading the post you'll become aware of an "Names ending with i" pattern-cluster... a category that Lotfi Mansouri falls into.
There's more in regards to his surname-- the suffix "souri" means "mouse" in French. This is particularly meaningful given the following excerpt from my previous post entitled Seamus Heaney RIIP and a Colourful Sea Worm:
The Deaths in 2013 site lists under August 30:
It's not a first name that I'm familiar with... the Irish version of James. What I see on first glance, are two syllables "Sea-Mus", with the word "Sea" connecting with my surname "Ocean". The second syllable, "mus", is also a word... the older word for "mouse", and there's actually a creature called the "sea mouse" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_mouse.So what are the chances of another notable person passing away on the same day and where both have a form of the word "mouse" in the suffix of their surname?!
Like Jean Jansem who passed away on August 27 and who is the subject of another my August 30th posts, is a recipient of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
In the case Mansouri, "man mouse" reminds me of Robert Burns poem, "To A Mouse" which inspired the title of John Steinbeck's novella "Of Mice and Men".
Note this excerpt from Burns poem:
But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Still you are blessed, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!
I get the sense that the inner twin world are warning our male patriarchal outer world, to refrain from being like mice, butt to act like men... and begin the necessary task that puts brain before brawn so that we see beyond and so rise above from the helpless mice we once were and stand true to the special gift bestowed on our conjoined species-- our bigger brains.
Note the following excerpt from Mansouri's wiki page:
From 1971 through 1988 Mansouri worked as the general director of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.Note the following excerpt from the Canadian Opera's wiki page:
|Opened||June 14, 2006|
My birthday is on June 13, hence the above falls under the "Off By One" pattern-cluster. I take this to mean that at the present, we are one off and so the inner twin world consider us to still bee... a "lot folla" mice (a lot of foolish mice)!!