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the upside of aging

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Rumi says:

The mystery does not get clearer by repeating the question,
nor is it bought with going to amazing places.

Until you’ve kept your eyes
and your wanting still for fifty years,
you don’t begin to cross over from confusion.

source: (1995). The essential Rumi. (Trans. by Coleman Barks w. John Moyne). Edison, NJ: Castle  Books, p. 64. photo: a moment’s misunderstanding at the petting zoo last summer: my god-daughter Millie now resides in Scotland.

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