Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Your spirit is mingled with mine,
as wine is with water;
whatever touches you touches me.
In all the stations of the soul you are I.

Mansur al-Hallaj (Persia, 9th century)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty

and frightened. Don't open the door to the study

and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi