Updated: Oct 20
Who of us has not felt to be a pawn and forced to move within a construct; to be a cog in a machine that we are oriented to participate in to survive and belong? It is a common lament that eventually we are frustrated and surprised that our spirits are contained and controlled in this way. There are as many ways to respond to our being a pawn as there are people on this earth.
What Hafiz reminds us here is that being a pawn is all a part of our very personal life story. It lays the foundation. I paves the tarmac so we can get the speed we need to take flight as loving individuals. Once that meaning of origin of purpose is recognized as valuable, the heart is able to open and a more meaningful life can be lived.
Thank you for listening.
Music: I've done some serious steppin' to this song by Murray Head in my time. This dated video of the song One Night In Bangkok is rather fun to watch...but perhaps you had to have been kicking it in the 80's to enjoy it. The song is still fun to my ear even if the fashion and lack of finesse in the choreography falls short by today's standards. Hey it was 40 years ago! The tune invites adventure, intrigue and chance. Head is currently and actor and singer in the UK.
So you'd better go back to your bars
And here...the contemporary version:
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz and translated by Daniel Ladinsky can be purchased here.
My book can be purchased HERE. E-book HERE. The Season Two blogcasts with audio excerpts from my book begin HERE: in Behind The Lines. This reading of the book excerpts in a mixed media format is Season Two of this blog. These recorded excerpts are outside the chronological order in which the book was written. Podcasts with audio only beginning with episode 22 can be found HERE.