a community of lovers
Eid Mubarak friends! May the blessings of Ramadan be with you year-long and may we meet each other in peace and goodwill.
It is from My kindness that the smell of fresh bread
awakens hunger in My servant
and causes that living one to weep.
A mother tickles the nose of her babe,
that it may wake and seek its food,
for it may have fallen asleep hungry, unawares,
and on waking it prods her breast for milk.
I was a treasure, a hidden mercy,
so I sent forth a rightly guided, merciful Prophet.
Every grace that your soul so passionately seeks,
I revealed it to you that you might desire it.
[Mathnawi II: 362-366, The Rumi Daybook, tr. by Kabir & Camille Helminski]