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Reflections in the Silver Cup

ELEVEN REASONS WHY I WROTE TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

On tour again, it seemed as if this post from April 2016 might be relevant to some readers. The reasons appear in no particular order.



1. I couldn’t help it. My favorite poet Rumi wrote, “There is one thing in this world that you must never forget to do. If you forget everything else and not this, there is nothing to worry about, but if you remember everything else and forget this, then you will have done nothing in your life.” I started trying to write a version of this story when I was nineteen. I kept on trying for nearly fifty years. My inescapable compulsion lends credence to Rumi’s statement.

2. Persistence is central to Read More 

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