a community of lovers
Eid Mubarak to all our friends! May the fruits of Ramadan be with you year-long and may we meet each other in peace and goodwill.
In the hope of journeying upwards, arise
and stand steadfast within the sanctuary,
pray and weep like a candle, O youth!
Let your tears fall like rain,
and burn ardently in aspiration all night long,
like the candle beheaded by the flame.
Close your lips to food and drink,
and come quickly towards this Heavenly feast.
[Mathnawi V: 1728-1730, The Rumi Daybook, tr. by Kabir & Camille Helminski]