Beautifully made Arabic calligraphy tunic, calligraphy by master calligrapher 'Farraj' in Damascus, poem by Sufi master Jallaluldin Rumi: Only breath.
Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Sufi or Zen, not any religion,
or cultural system. I am of the east or the west, Not out of the ocean or up from the ground, not natural or ethereal, not composed of any elements at all. I do not exist.
Am not an entity of this world or the next, I did not descend of Adam and Eve or any origin story.
my place is the placeless and trace of the traceless, neither body or soul.
I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one, and that one call too and know.
First, last, inner, outer, only that breath breathing human being.