Friday, November 7, 2008

Everyone Wants You to Be Happy, Why Do You Insist on Serving Them Your Grief?

How I remember this quote by Rumi


Monday the trees were a dull rusty brown. Wednesday they were blazing with orange and red and gold, though the ginkgos were still palely green. Now the ginkgos shimmer with light under the fierce blue sky.

I was born a sad anxious baby, and everyone had to deal with it most of my life. Now as I head into old age I am surprised by the joy of this savagely brief beauty and understand it has always been this way.

Spring has nothing on fall.

3 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I couldn't agree more. Happy day to you.

Keetha said...

Well said. :-)

tumbleweed said...

where you gone, honeychile? i swung by for a story...but it seems ain't nobody home...