That Sweet Moon Language, Episode 133

Why we’re all trying to get loved, why our covering that up gets us into all kinds of trouble, and what can happen when we start to get honest with one another about what’s going on. A conversation about loving people without condition, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

This is Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. We’re also on YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website.

Our source for this week is a beauty from the poet Hafiz, who lived in Persia in the 14th century, translated here by Daniel Landinsky.

With That Moon Language
Hafiz

Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,
“Love me.”
Of course you do not do this out loud;
Otherwise,
Someone would call the cops.
Still though, think about this,
This great pull in us
To connect.
Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying,
With that sweet moon
Language,
What every other eye in this world
Is dying to
Hear.

Photo by Amanda Dalbjörn on Unsplash