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Shadow and Light Source Both | by Michel Assaad
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Shadow and Light Source Both

Shadow and Light Source Both


How does a part of the world leave the world?

How does wetness leave water? Dont' try to


put out fire by throwing on more fire! Don't

wash a wound with blood. No matter how fast


you run, your shadow keeps up. Sometimes it's

in front! Only full overhead sun diminishes


your shadow. But that shadow has been serving

you. What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is


your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.

I could explain this, but it will break the


glass cover on your heart, and there's no

fixing that. You must have shadow and light


source both. Listen, and lay your head under

the tree of awe. When from that tree feathers


and wings sprout on you, be quieter than

a dove. Don't even open your mouth for even a coo.


From Soul of Rumi

Translated by Coleman Barks


Today , it was extremely sunny , so you'll probably see many shadow shots in the next couple of days .

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Taken on March 21, 2012