There are things that cannot be put into words. Out of all human beings, Rumi Jalal ad-Din got pretty damn close.

His poems are tsunami waves that drag you deep into the ocean. 

I never thought I would translate poetry, but if that’s the only way to share his words with my family, I might seriously consider this.

Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion

I spent 2 hours rewriting this passage before I was happy with the result. Yes, I can realise how ironic this is.

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