Say I Am You
I am dust particles in sunlight.
I am the round sun.
To the bits of dust I say, Stay.
To the sun, Keep moving.
I am morning mist,
and the breathing of evening.
I am wind in the top of a grove,
and surf on the cliff.
Mast, rudder, helmsman, and keel,
I am also the coral reef they founder on.
I am a tree with a trained parrot in its branches.
Silence, thought, and voice.
The musical air coming through a flute,
a spark of stone, a flickering in metal.
Both candle and the moth crazy around it.
Rose, and the nightingale lost in the fragrance.
I am all orders of being, the circling galaxy,
the evolutionary intelligence, the lift, and the falling away.
What is, and what isn’t.
You who know, Jelaluddin,
You the one in all, say who I am.
Say I am you.
–Rumi (1207 – 1273)
Kind of what you’re saying here (above) as far as I can tell is kind of what I was trying to say here (below) and now I think I know why I was needing to learn it to begin to understand it a little better like I’m learning to do now:
I am your cousin Aaron and I am Team Tyler.
I am with you.
I am your friend Hank and I am Team Tyler!