Monday, July 21, 2014

Water Jar

Woman with Jar by He Qi
[artist's bio / previous post / fortnightly]


We are the sweet cold water,
and the jar that pours. . . .

Those who don’t feel this Love
pulling them like a river,
those who don’t drink dawn
like a cup of spring water
or take in sunset like supper,
those who don’t want to change,
let them sleep

Rumi (1207 - 1273)
Persian Spiritual Sage


Bedouin Women Carrying Water Jars
by John Singer Sargent, 1891

Not forgetting Water Jar Boy!
I have loved this story ever since I first read it, many years
ago in Joseph Campbell's Hero With a Thousand Faces.

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