The whole of my life
is summed up in these three phrases:
I used to be raw
Then I was cooked
I am on fire.
In a recent blog post, Don’t Leave Me Raw, Omid Safi discusses the “wisdom of chickpeas” through an ancient tale by Rumi, a thirteenth century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Safi opens his blog article with a rather entertaining question: “Can you get indigestion from taking people into your heart?”