“Today, Like Every Other Day”
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
–Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)
Take down a musical instrument. Put on your apron. Thread the needle. Pick up a paint brush. Start typing.
Today, let the beauty you love be what you do.