"this being human is a guesthouse. every morning is a new arrival. a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

welcome and entertain them all! even if they're a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honourably. he may be cleaning you out for some new delight.

the dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond"

the guesthouse - rumi - 1207-1273


steph said...

oh i LOOOOVVEEE that. that is a really good one. i also love you in your legwarmers!! i miss your place and you so much!!!! xoxox

melly said...

Are you naked safe for legwarmers in these photographs? I think yes. In fact, I'd like to think yes.