With Mishana Hosseinioun
Good Morning America
Staying up all night is a form of civil disobedience
By Mishana Hosseinioun
June 19, 2005
Staying up all night is a form of civil disobedience. I didn't
know it until I gave it a try in this chair by the window. I thought
I'd outsmart Julius while I was at it, and seize both the day
and the night. By 2:02 I really felt like an activist; by 4:49
I was practically verging on anarchism. By 6:15, I figured I would
likely emerge as the next Dalai Lama. (No wonder they want us
I got to watch the sky undress, just as it assumed the rest of
us had our eyes closed. I caught the moon with its pants down,
and the sun, red-handed, but not before witnessing the yawning
clouds taking a piss on our front lawns, then skirting along-at
which point the birds seemed to yell out something that sounded
like "get off my property!"
But it is nearing the time I would normally wake up. So I will
get up off my seat now and move onto a bowl of cereal and on with
my life. Besides, it's Fathers' Day and as a daughter I never
was the rebellious type.
Mishana Hosseinioun is the Program Director of
International Convention on Human Rights (ICHR), a non-profit
dedicated to drafting a legally enforceable international human
rights document. She is a longstanding intern in Mayor Gavin Newsom's
office in San Francisco and a recent graduate of Rhetoric and
Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Email Mishana at Mishana@ichr.org
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