… Ellipses!

April 9, 2010 § 1 Comment

Our generator has been down.  Just got fired up!  I will write tomorrow and with help post pictures!

Until then a poem by Rumi called The Guest House:

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.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

Advertisements

§ One Response to … Ellipses!

  • Mary Hunt says:

    Thinking of you today, hope this finds you happy and healthy, looking forward to hearing more about your experiences. Have a great weekend.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading … Ellipses! at Kenya Dig It?.

meta

%d bloggers like this: