Guest House

Thanks to AppropriatelyFrayed’s blog photo, Beauty in the Decay Series #15:

Visit Brenda at — Brenda shares my pleasure found in old structures falling apart!

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whomever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi ~

– tender photo by Brenda Silberman

The Beauty in the Decay Series
is attentive to the intersection of nature with human-built things;
how nature will have its way.
The captivating presence of the process.

5 comments on “Guest House

  1. nonoymanga says:

    Good read, fabulous monochrome photo. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  2. Thank you for posting my photos.I love the Rumi piece you put with it.His writing is still so meaningful hundreds of years later.

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