Forget the suffering
You caused others.
Forget the suffering
Others caused you.
The waters run and run,
Springs sparkle and are done,
You walk the earth you are forgetting.
Sometimes you hear a distant refrain.
What does it mean, you ask, who is singing?
A childlike sun grows warm.
A grandson and a great-grandson are born.
You are led by the hand once again.
The names of the rivers remain with you.
How endless those rivers seem!
Your fields lie fallow,
The city towers are not as they were.
You stand at the threshold mute.
Many cultures have myth of a goddess from the sea. :)
also spelt Matsu, an Asian sea goddess purported to protect fishermen and sailors. She is invoked as a patron deity by coastal southern China and other East Asian countries with strong seafaring cultures.
Drunk on Love ~
Be drunk on love, because love is all that exists;
Without love, no one has the right to enter His house.
They ask, “What is love?” Reply: “Giving up your self-will.”
He who hasn’t given up his will isn’t chosen.
The lover’s an emperor, the two worlds are at his feet:
Does an emperor notice what is thrown in his path?
It is Love and the Lover that live eternally.
Don’t lend your heart to anything else; all else is borrowed.
How long will you go on and on embracing a corpse?
Embrace the soul that is embraced by nothing else.
- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)
Photo By Tityaev
Ohhh….I love this…in a creepy sort of way.
Yup…that’s a cat for you. Always watching, waiting…sometimes pretending they’re not! :)
Love “smoking woman” pics.
A young woman lighting a cigarette as she sits on a New York park bench at night. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1957
Spoken like a true cat! Hahaha.
"Seeing the divinity within ourselves enables us to see it in another. To approach our fellow man as less than divine is to deny the Source of his being. He is an arrow sent forth from the hand of the Infinite, straight and true upon its course. The ancient Norsemen shot flaming arrows into mist to guide their boats safely into the unknown. In the same way we have been sent like flaming arrows to explore the mysteries of the Infinite’s Being. All flaming arrows are of equal value to the navigator; some tell him where it is clear to go and others showing where it is not. In the same way within the mystery of the Infinite’s Being, all are equal. There is much value in mirroring to the Infinite, through the experience of a life, that which It is not so It might fully understand that which It is."
Viking will cruise soon
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