some days, i just like to read quotes from Rumi for hours.
not necessarily on end, those hours. i like to scatter the words throughout my day, luxuriate in poetry & wisdom. sometimes, Rumi speaks to my very soul.
the part that speaks without words. he makes it sing.
“what you seek is seeking you.” i love this line. it reminds me of fireflies swimming through fragrant summer nights, flickering hopefully to one another. every time i run into someone just after i’ve been thinking of her, i think of this one. i thought of it when i found dr. patti. but that’s a slice for another day. today, Rumi.
“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” …kind of makes those live-laugh-love wall stencils look pretty weak.
“When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.”
…blows out of the water any love song i’ve heard, fills me with sighs & dream-frosted eyes.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
13th century badassery! carry that in your back pocket & keep doubt off your back.