Daniel Dehpour was like an older brother to me.  I

fail to see how we can have been so much

to each other: he an Iranian Jew and I a

descendant of Iraqi Jews and our first meeting put off

till he was in mid-life.  The closest I ever came

in friendship with anyone anywhere in the world was, I

think, with Daniel Dehpour.  He more than anyone else was

an accessory to what I had done and was doing.

We were together to the exclusion of every other person

and interest all through 19–.  In that year we partnered

and set up the Baghdad office of Haim & Dehpour.


Paraphrases from  “Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken: Childhood, Psychoanalytic Symbolism and Creativity” by Jules Glenn.