Oct 9, 2009

Post-Travel Lethargy...

All I want to do today is lay around in my underwear and read Rumi. The million things that need to be done today are secondary.
A particular favorite of this hour...

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you're not here, I can't go to sleep.

Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

The minute I heard my first love story
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
We are tasting the taste this minute
of eternity. We are pain
and what cures pain, both. We are
the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.

Watch the dust grains moving
in the light near the window.

Their dance is our dance.

We rarely hear the inward music,
but we're all dancing to it nevertheless,

directed by the one who teaches us,
the pure joy of the sun,
our music master.


1 comment:

agapelife said...

aaaah!!! I absolutely LOVe that you have Rumi on here!!!
so beautiful, I'm thinking of doing my paper on him, his stuff just touches me...i love you