August 18th, 2011

Moving in the Light


Music Master by Rumi

You that love lovers, this is your home. Welcome!

In the midst of making form, love made this form that melts form, with love for the door, soul the vestibule.

Watch the dust grains moving in the light near the window.

Their dance is our dance.

We rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless,

directed by the one who teaches us, the pure joy of the sun, our music master.

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.

We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures pain, both. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
HERE | HARP: Epyllion

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Pre-Surgical Stuff -- New Date 08/29/2011

My Total Hip Arthroplasty (i.e. hip replacement surgery -- you learn all kinds of new medical terms when you get old) is now scheduled for August 29th.  As i said before, it should be a snap, no complications, little pain, rapid recovery and rehabilitation.  It should be easier than my right hip was, a simpler procedure, updated knowledge and safeguards, etc.

Still, it is major surgery, i am old, Dianne will be without my help for three or more days.  So i need those of you who were prepared to cheer us on, think about us and pray for us to trot out your best efforts again.  I will feel especially blessed if i think that Buddhists, Christians, Sufis, traditional healers and others are out there praying; that my agnostic friends are praying or thinking good thoughts, and that my atheist friends are cheering us on.  (Hey, are there any Taoists out there?)