every morn and eve

26 February 2009

Posted in morn and eve by amysahba on February 26, 2009

“The story is told of a mystic knower, who went on a journey with a learned grammarian as his companion. They came to the shore of the Sea of Grandeur. The knower straightway flung himself into the waves, but the grammarian stood lost in his reasonings, which were as words that are written on water. The knower called out to him, ‘Why dost thou not follow?’ The grammarian answered, ‘O Brother, I dare not advance. I must needs go back again.’ Then the knower cried, ‘Forget what thou didst read in the books of Síbávayh and Qawlavayh, of Ibn-i-Hajíb and Ibn-i-Málik, and cross the water.’”


February 26th 2009 - morn26 February 2009 - Morn
February 26th 2009 - eve26 February 2009 - Eve


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  1. Alison said, on February 28, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful quote! (I love the photos too!)

  2. Leili said, on March 3, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Thanks, Alison! I love the image of words written on water, and of flinging one’s self into the ocean …

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