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-Coleman Barks, The Big Red Book, Rumi


  1. Do you know that there are marvelous moments of eternity that just happen? Do you look for wonder in your daily life?

Thought For The Day

"When the gift moves in a circle..."

I’ve always loved the idea of gifts and reciprocity. The circular pattern of that process. What you give, you receive. This time of year I fill our pantry shelves with preserves, more than we can ever use. 650 more words

Rumi: The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor. 84 more words


Rumi's Little Book of Love and Laughter: Teaching Stories and Fables ~ Coleman Barks

Rowdy, ecstatic, and sometimes stern, these teaching stories and fables reveal new and very human properties in Rumi’s vision. Included here are the notorious “Latin parts” that Reynold Nicholson felt were too unseemly to appear in English in his 1920s translation. 332 more words

Book Reviews/Interview

Tilda Swinton - 'Like This'

Today I read a post by Daniel MacKillican called When Three Became Two – Video Version, and his post inspired me to make this post as part of my continuing efforts to diversify the content on my blog; and so thank you Daniel MacKillican for the inspiration. 153 more words