I spent an hour recently drinking in some of my favorite verses by Rumi
(a 13th century philosopher and poet).
This soon-to-bloom dahlia reminded me
of one of the gorgeous poems I have bookmarked.
I hope you like it as much as I do…
When you fall asleep,
you go from the presence of yourself
into your own true presence.
You hear something
and surmise that someone else in your dream
has secretly informed you.
You are not a single “you.”
No, you are the sky and the deep sea.
Your mighty “Thou,” which is nine hundredfold,
is the ocean; the drowning place
of a hundred “thous” within you.