Thursday, June 6, 2013

RUMI POEM AFTER TOTAL ROYALS FAN MELTDOWN BY YOURS TRULY

The Golden Motors have a show tomorrow night at The Fifty with Monoplane.  This is a 3-piece Golden Motors show with me, Mike, and Dan'l.  The show starts at 8:30, and we go on first.  It will be outside in the glorious evening sun.

This showed up on my Facebook page courtesy of my friend Steve.  I am posting it as a follow-up to my total Royals meltdown in previous post.  And what do you know, they have won two out of three.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

-- Jelaluddin Rumi,



translation by Coleman Barks
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