With Us

"Even if you're not a seeker,

still, follow us, keep searching with us.
Even if you don't know how
to play and sing,
you'll become like us;
with us you'll start singing and dancing.

Even if you are Qarun, the richest of kings,
when you fall in love,
you'll become a beggar.
Though you are a sultan, like us you'll become a slave.

One candle of this gathering
is worth a hundred candles; it's light is as great.
Either you are alive or dead.
You'll come back to life with us.

Unbind your feet.
Show the rose garden---
start laughing with your whole body,
like a rose, like us.

Put on the mantle for a moment
and see the ones whose hearts are alive.
Then, throw out your satin dress
and cover yourself with a cloak, like us.

When a seed falls into the ground,
it germinates, grows, and becomes a tree:
if you understand these symbols,
you'll follow us, and fall to the ground with us.

God's Shams of Tabriz says
to the heart's bud,
"If your eyes are opened,
you'll see the things worth seeing."


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's pouring rain today


Crawling through Cango Caves... with stalagmites and stalagtites larger than imaginable. Jaw dropping. Algae growing everywhere from humans breathing CO2 in the caves... feeling guilty. Getting stuck in small spaces...hitting my head (naturally).

Ostrich farm... secrets I wont tell. Ate one last night at a braai... would eat ostrich meat every day if I could.

Petting baby cheetahs... heart melting. They have good cheetah conservation programs here.

Losing at a game of pool.

Watching Blue Lagoon without sound with two Swedes and a cocky guy from Manhattan. Recommended.

Learning that I pee more than the average person... or atleast just a lot more than Abby.

Learning that I can't do anything with out thinking about my impact. It makes things difficult.

My stomach hates me.

And so that the moms know: Abby and I head from George to the St. Lucia wetlands today... it will takes us two days of busing to get there stopping in Port Elizabeth and Durban overnight. We spend two days there then we leave for Swaziland.

1 comment:

Little Helper said...

We have very caring hearts. Sometimes I think we're like worms, who love the earth so much that they have five hearts to do so with. My new goal in life is to get people to think about their impact. My single heart is with you in your travels across and through the earth. I have always wanted to blog and now you have given me that extra little push to do so. I miss you and I think of you often.