"The universe is a form of divine law,
your reasonable father.
When you feel ungrateful to him,
the shapes of the world seem mean and ugly.
Make peace with that father, the elegant patterning,
and every experience will fill with immediacy.
Because I love this, I am never bored.
Beauty constantly wells up like the noise of spring water
in my ear. Tree limbs rise and fall like ecstatic arms.
Leaf sounds talk together like poets
making fresh metaphors.
The green felt cover slips;
we get a flash of the mirror underneath.
The conventional opinion of this poetry
is that is shows great optimist for the future.
But Father Reason says, No need to announce the future.
This now is it. Your deepest need and desire
is satisfied by this moment's energy
here in your hand.
-Rumi, Father Reason
Nothing like a bit of poetry to start the day! I've been so overwhelmed with classes and homework, projects, and events that I sometimes forget to schedule some time here and there for myself. Lately I've taken quite the liking to drinking tea with the sunrise and just taking the time to relax and reflect.
Thank you again for all of the birthday wishes! I appreciate all of your love; your readership is the best present of all! ♡ (p.s. you can check out a few photos from my birthday on le Instagram!)
Also I would just like to take a moment to wish my wonderful mother a happy birthday! (...I'll send you a gift maybe when I'm ready to brave this weather and go downtown...) c;
P.S. speaking of being overwhelmed with projects...keep an eye out for those coming soon! c;