The Wine and the Cup -Rumi
The Wine and the Cup -Rumi.
Rumi‘s poetry resonates through the centuries. This short verse reminded me that life is the way we are open up to it. What we receive depends on the number and quality of windows allowing light to enter life.
Gadamer referred to the questions we ask, which open up life, as eloquent . We enter questions as though they are living without presupposed answers ready for exploring.
The moonlight shines into our questions and the size of the cup is of our making. The quality of life is the quality of the windows in our life. Do we age like good wine as we mature? Are we mindful to the character of our living?
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In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms.
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I love Rumi too and this poem is amazing. I will be using that one some time. Thanks for sharing it Ivon. Blessings, N 🙂 ❤
You are welcome Natalie. Thank you for the comments.
To nurture and live within our personallity while opening our windows to life around us is to allow lifes experiences to mold us – which is to live.
Ivon, great thoughts for the day and for ones lifetime. Thanks.
Thank you for the wonderful comment Bill.