Rumi on self-adoration #quote #rumi #persianpoets #sufimystic #whosaidthat

Jane’s Persian obsession continued:

For some time,
like everyone,
I adored myself,
Blind to others,
I kept hearing
my own name.

Rumi

This quote is from Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love, which, on my second read-through, is better than on the first. I’m still not sure why it took me so long to get into this book.

Cover of Elif Shafak's Forty Rules of Love

Well, maybe I do know. Life is complicated, and while love is not, we do make it so…

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Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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