Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hafez, Rumi and Laundry [final chapter]








Here's an interesting link to Rumi for Kate at Kate's Smudges.

16 comments:

Terry said...

I must have just gotten here just after you posted your newest. Though I don't often leave a comment, I look at Crayons everyday. Not because I think there will be something new (no pressure! though it's wonderful when there is, like today) but because your drawings (and your sensibility) help me see things better. They remind me of important things. So good morning Ms. Caroline on this beautiful foggy day.

T.R. said...

Serendipty!!! Amazing, I couldn't wait to find out what that table was saying and it was well worth the wait.

I can't tell you how magical it is to see a casual reference made about Persian poetry come to life into those amazing colors and coincidences as seen and felt through you artist's eye, and steady gifted hand.

See what I mean by that 11:11 serendipity charm, eh? ;) Not such a bad curse, afterall.

T.R. said...

And the rendering of the whirling dervish Rumi and grounded Hafiz is brilliant!

Terry said...

Yes, I've been smiling about the Hafez and the gelato all morning.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Your drawings put me in mind of an Iranian who is female and who does illustraions, you remind me of Marjane Satrapi of "Persepolis" fame. That was a neat story, thanks for telling it.

Suzy said...

I'm going down to the basement right now to fold laundry. Do you think Hafez will be there to help me?

I LOVE this story. Do you have it page by page in your Moleskine?

Ginnie said...

Your imaginative drawings are a delight and I love how you invite us to join you in your daily doings.

Crayons said...

What a bounty of comments. It's really thrilling and meaningful to have these visits.

Terry, I didn't know that your were a lurker. I'm so happy!

TR: You are a great reader of graphic-style stories. You have noticed things that I worked hard to put into the drawings.

Wow Monkey, I know from reading your blog that you are an afficionado of graphic novels. That makes your comments all the more valued/scary to me. I know of Satrapi's work, in fact I studied her to figure out how she spins her tales. Thanks for the comparison.

Suzy, you always have some great comeback! You one-upped me. Yes, I have it in my Moleskine, but it's all out of order because I wrote the story in a non-linear way.

Hey Ginnie,
Thanks for understanding the very ordinary-ness of my stories. I guess they are kind of like yours, in a way.

kate said...

Thank you so much for this link to Rumi. Off I went to the Rumi Network and then continued following links until I discovered another Sufi poet - Tagore: "Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf."

I love your purple sweater. Your drawings always make me smile.

Selma said...

You are an inspiration. I love visiting here. You and all of your readers are so positive and full of hope. It is uplifting indeed!

T.R. said...

Look at all that blog love and you are so worthy of it.

Meanwhile, I did not "tag" you -- I just said I would - had Nina not already done it. I don't think there is any timeline for replying to it. But hopefully you will -- you might be shy - but you are an intriguing, fascinating, worldly, talented blogger and we await in modest anticipation for those 7 Random Facts - even if they are only 7 random Crayons.

Lana Gramlich said...

I love Hafez with the gelato! *LOL*
Very satisfying conclusion. Keep up the good work. :)

Weeping Sore said...

I love how you think in pictures! And I love your implied judgment that you prefer poets who help fold your laundry. That makes me want to go out and read some Hafiz.

I too, found your blog via a link from crayons. I'll be back to visit.

mon@rch said...

This is wonderful and can't wait to see your next adventure! You really have something great here and glad so many people are also enjoying this site!

ellen said...

I am inspired to put a little poetry in my laundry!
Seriously, this has been such a wonderful journey. Thank you.

KerrdeLune said...

Gorgeous..... absolutely gorgeous and a rare treat for the spirit on a grey and rainy day. Thank you!!!