"Let a teacher wave away the flies and put a plaster on the wound.
Don’t turn your head. Keep looking at the bandaged place.
That’s where the light enters you.
And don’t believe for a moment that you’re healing yourself."
From a poem titled “Childhood Friends”
--Rumi, a 13th-century poet and Sufi mystic.
“Everything is broken. It’s how the light gets in.” --Leonard Cohen
In 1992 Leonard Cohen released the album “The Future” which included the song “Anthem” containing the following lines echoing Ralph Waldo
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack, in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
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