Holding the space of grief and despair for those whose lives have. Been turned upside down by the heavy rains and flooding in Colorado and New Mexico. I was touched this morning by these lines from Rumi:
What is sadness, that settles like dust
On hearts that are bitter and burdened?
The heart that holds God holds an ocean
Whose joyous waves make the earth turn.
#773, from Rumi's Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
Edited by Badiozzaman Forouzanfar (Tehran, Amir Kabir, 1988).