Sunday, September 30, 2018

On the Road: Rumi in New Orleans

photo © Mark Butkus 2018
Rumi north of the Lower Garden District.

The wound
  is the place
    where the light
      enters you

— Rumi

In a city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 this particular Rumi quote resonates on a different level for the people of New Orleans. A 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic, Rumi's poetry transcends politics and religion and offers hope.

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