Colors can be like that too


Rabi’a al-Adawiyya, a Sufi mystic who lived in the Eighth Century of the common era, is credited with saying:

Oh G-d,
Whenever I listen to the voice of anything You have made–
     The rustling of the trees
     The trickling of water
     The cries of birds
     The flickering of shadow
     The roar of the wind
     The song of the thunder–
I hear it saying:
G-d is One!
Nothing can be compared with G-d!

Upton, Charles. Doorkeeper of the Heart: Versions of Rabi’a at 48. Threshold Books. 1988.

And, to Rabi’a, I would say: “Ah, yes, my friend.  I know what you mean.  Colors can be like that too . . . ”





praying that we all might more often be blessed with ears that hear and eyes that see, jen