[vimeo http://vimeo.com/14414038] In Arabic class today we were discussing the merits of al-handasa al-warathiyya (genetic engineering) and someone brought up the problems associated with seeds and monoculture across the world. My thanks to Isabelle for her perfect timing in sharing what looks like a fascinating documentary on this issue.
Every midwife knows
that not until a mother’s womb
softens from the pain of labour
will a way unfold
and the infant find that opening to be born.
There is treasure in your heart,
it is heavy with child.
All the awakened ones,
like trusted midwives are saying,
'welcome this pain.'
It opens the dark passage of Grace.
Jalal al-Din Rumi