Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Poor Translation


"Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation."

...Opening a private part of my life to him, we are watching the sunset together and I am shooting into the sun, something I have done hundreds of times, with creative success, over the past 20 years.

"Your photo will be overexposed," he said. His only words.

Perhaps he is right.
But does he even know me?
Smile. Keep shooting.
Into the sun...

This Rumi quote suggests that sometimes words aren't necessary or helpful, and that silence can be a powerful tool for understanding and connection with a higher power. In life, there are no guarantees that everyone will understand or appreciate who we are, and it's okay to let go of those people and embrace our authentic selves.

In the end, the Rumi quote serves as a beautiful reminder of the possibilities that come with silence and the importance of being true to oneself, even in the face of unsolicited advice or criticism.