Sunday, 26 February 2017

Magical wisdom

My wife Isabel has given me an inspired birthday present of a pocket-book collection of words from the Iranian writer Hafez -  full of beautifully wry aphorisms!
It was rumored that, when young, Hafez he met the author of The Conference of the Birds, a delightful and deeply symbolic parable around all the species of birds deciding who was to be king.(The final conclusion was that, through letting go and becoming empty, they could all as one become the king.) There is something magical about writers and story-tellers who can combine the deepest mysteries with buffoonery - which Hafez exhibits wildly! 

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