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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


Lovers vs Intellectuals

An intellectual is all the time showing off,
Lovers dissolve and become bewildered.

Intellectuals try not to drown,
While the whole purpose of love is drowning. 146 more words



What is important?



Making the world incrementally better instead of incrementally worse… or at least… keeping it at base line.


Be helpless and dumbfounded, 63 more words



Birdsong brings relief

to my longing

I’m just as ecstatic as they are,

but with nothing to say!

Please universal soul, practice

some song or something through me! 19 more words