leaving early, arriving late,
taking forever, to do nothing,
but just be, in the Distant Erg,
tying his camel at the edge of the oasis
and following exalted Footsteps,
getting lost, and stumbling,
yet still wandering
toward the Eternal Destination.
…a pensive man,
with many questions
and fewer answers,
with many thoughts
and fewer words,
with many faults
and fewer redeeming qualities,
yet still trying,
to get close of the Throne which lies beyond the Lotus Tree.
a lover of wisdom,
and a hater of folly,
who tries to inhale problems and exhale solutions
with much choking and more coughing,
who tries to describe existence and bracket being
with meager prose and bad poetry,
who tries pierce the heavens and challenge the gods
with perennial reflections and sincere devotion,
-But only with a sanction-*
So come! Join me!
“One is always wrong; but with two, truth begins.
One cannot prove his case, but two are already irrefutable.”**
There’s room for two or three or four or more.
We’ll be mirrors unto each other, breaching the Inner Door.
“See for yourself: eye to eye
See for yourself: live and die
What you see is what you get
And what you don’t, you won’t forget.”***
I am a traveler in the harsh yet beautiful desert of life and being,
a witness, an observer, compelled to seek the Truth that outlasts the Sun.
-The Eternal Destination-
Peace Itself and Peace to all.
*”O you who live in close communion with (evil) invisible beings and humans! If you (think that you) can pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, pass beyond them! (But) you cannot pass beyond them, save by a sanction (from God)! Which, then, of your Sustainer’s powers can you disavow? [55:33-34]”
**A quote from Nietzsche
Thanks to sister Maha Muslimah for giving me the inspiration! Jazaks to the max!