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Inside this new love, die.

Your way begins on the other side.

Become the sky.

Take an axe to the prison wall.


Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. 47 more words

if you are not here, nothing grows.

My worst habit is I get so tired of winter
I become a torture to those I am with.

If you are not here, nothing grows. 105 more words

2017 Calendars - A Look at Some Classics

woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams

My standard response when asked what Brush Dance is:  We have been creating mindful calendars items and other products for more than 25 years. 320 more words


Where Two Worlds Touch

A few days ago, I sent my friend Ed in Michigan a link to Andrew Harvey’s Vimeo, “Rumi Returning: The Triumph of Divine Passion.” Ed, a Rumi scholar in his own right, called yesterday morning to thank me and discuss the book he is immersed in at the current time… 1,323 more words

Arthur Sullivan

Quote of the Day

“You are the origin of all jasmine, all narcissi,
and irises to come.
You are sunlight moving.”
~ Rumi, excerpt of Passage Into Silence (tr. by Coleman Barks)


fear grips on - i'm typing anyway

Writing book two, it turns out, is more terrifying than writing the first in the series. It’s more terrifying as the downloads of scenes and dialogues and meaningful discoveries line up to be delivered to the page – each bigger than the last (will I be able to type that fast?). 97 more words


The Dark Thought, the Shame, the Malice.

There I was. Sitting in the car at a red light in the rain listening to the new Coldplay album and reading the liner notes between glimpses through the windshield, when I realised that I was listening to Coleman Barks reading his translation of a Rumi poem he calls… 723 more words