Friday, May 29, 2009

Chicago Turkish Festival

A friend of mine and I took the "L" downtown to experience the Chicago Turkish Festival at the Daley Plaza www.ChicagoTurkishFestival.org. While there, in one of the booths I was handed this gift:

Seven Advice of Mevlana
#1
In generosity and helping others be
like a river,
#2
In compassion and grace be
like sun,
#3
In concealing others' faults be
like night,
#4
In anger and fury
be like dead,
#5
In modesty and humility
be like earth,
#6
In tolerance
be like a sea,
#7
Either exist as you are or
be as you look.

7 comments:

  1. Shalom Joyce and thanks for your visit.
    A Turkish Festival! That's new since I lived in Chicago. Did you see whirling dervishes??
    Mevlana gave some good and poetic advice, I think.
    Give my regards to Chicago.

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  2. Good advice from the Turkish Festival.

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  3. Hi Joyce! Wonderful gift! You must have had a great time there...

    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, now showing Kaunas. Never heard about it? ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  4. Good advice for those who heed.

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  5. ~Dina~
    Yes, we did see whirling dervishes. It was Chicago's 7th Turkish Festival but my first time to hear about the event and go. The dancing and fashion show was spectacular!
    Joyce

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  6. Those are wonderful thoughts, Joyce! Thank you for sharing. Love to you today and always...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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