Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pure Vision

Believe

The absolute Being creates out of non-existence; what other workshop
But non-existence could the Creator of Existence have?
Do you write over what is already written?
Do you plant a sapling where there's one growing already?
No! So look for a piece of paper no one has written on;
Search for a place where nothing has ever been sown.
Be a place unsown, a white paper no writing has stained,
So the Pen of Mercy can ennoble you, and the Merciful One
Can sow in your blindness the seed of Pure Vision.

- Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

Believe

Happy New Year

May you plant many new seeds of pure visions in 2010~


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13 comments:

Sandy said...

Happy 2010 to you too Ruth! Thank you for being such an inspiration!!!! xoxo

ANNA said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF YOUR WORK!! I HAVE HAD A TOUGH 2009 AND SEEING THIS ON THE 1ST OF JAN 2010 HAS REALLY GIVEN ME HOPE THAT THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER! THANKS FOR SHARING! (I wish I could own this piece as a reminder!)

Anna, czyli Krulik said...

Your works are just fabulous! I love to watch them!
I wish you all the best in New Year!

. said...

Happy New Year Ruth,

I just wanted to tell you that you have given me so much inspiration with your work and I love it.
Im an artist (painter & illustrator) but fabrics is something I have been staying away from, until I found your blog.

All the best for the new year and Im looking forward to a new year of watching your creations.

Patti G. said...

Ruth, wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! Love your blue piece here, shines your style! <3 AND you know I love your style girlfriend!
Smooches and hugs for a healthy and wonderful New Year!
Hugs,Patti

Poetic Artist said...

How do you always make things so beautiful.
Happy New Year.
Katelen

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

happy new year, sweetie! here's to the power of the new, of the unstained, of the dear ones to catch us, and the shining stars to lead the way.

Contessa Kris said...

What a beautiful piece! Happy New Year to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking all over for this!

Thanks.

Stacie said...

Happy New Year and what a beautiful way to get it started. Be blessed.

Colette said...

So impressed with this quote Ruth. It speaks to me. I wrote a post today pointing to That in reference to why I love to construct blank books. This quote also reminds me of Yogananda's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam.

Colette said...

Your art speaks to me Ruth. I love the translucence of being, the tattered threads, the soft edges.

love,
Colette
(who's gonna buy your book. Congratulations! I adore and cannot wait to sew. If you organise a swap let me know.)