Thursday, November 29, 2007


Attar, "Rabi'a"

Rabi'a asked someone to buy a blanket for her, giving the person four coins. The person asked: 'Do you want a black blanket, or a white one?' Rabi'a took back the coins, threw them in the Tigris river, and exclaimed: 'Must we divide even blankets into distinct groups?'

-Attar, "Rabi'a"

1 comment:

Irving said...

How telling and how true. One blanket of humanity is enough to cover us all.

Ya Haqq!