Monday, October 03, 2011

Last Breath

One of my favorite Rumi poems:

It's important to pay attention to the name the
Holy One has for things.
We name everything according to the number of
legs it has
But the Holy One names it according to what is
Moses had a rod. He thought its name was "staff";
But inside its name was "dragonish snake."
We thought the name "Omar" meant agitator
against priests,
But in eternity his name was "The One Who
No one knows our name until our last breath goes out.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Possesion and Privilege

"Our cultural conditioning tells us that the way we live is the way humans were meant to live from the beginning of time and that we have to hold on to this way of living even if it kills us." [Daniel Quinn, Pg. 145, If they Give You Lined Paper Write Sideways]

Now from an economist's perspective.

"People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather surrender any material part of their advantage."[The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith]

Saturday, October 01, 2011

More Baseball

Off to work for the post office this morning. Here is a baseball quote I wrote down about a year ago.

"You sell your soul to this game, and it gives you nothing to go on but the promise of chance." [Dirk Hayhurst, Pg. 141, The Bullpen Gospels]