Ode to Friday: Rumi

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Begin as creation, become a creator.

Never wait at a barrier.

In this kitchen stocked with fresh food,

Why sit content with a cup of warm water?

~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی) (Persian, 1207-1273)

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Image: Camels cross the desert known as the Empty Quarter, Rub’ al-Khali, Arabian peninsula; photographer: George Steinmetz, courtesy of The Guardian

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