Love Is My Mother


It is Love that makes people happy.
It is Love that fills happiness with joy.
It is Love that birthed me, not my mother.
A hundred blessings and praises to that Mother!

Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi: Quatrain 449
~ Rumi (1207 – 1273)
13th-century Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic

This quatrain was sourced from:
The Rumi Daybook
365 Poems and Teachings from the Beloved Sufi Master

Selected and Translated by
Kabir and Camille Helminsky
(page 219)

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Failure is a Condiment of Life

Photo: Irving Penn

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

~ Truman Capote (1924 – 1984)
American novelist and short story writer

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