I choose to love you in silence…
For in silence I find no rejection,

I choose to love you in loneliness…
For in loneliness no one owns you but me,

I choose to adore you from a distance…
For distance will shield me from pain,

I choose to kiss you in the wind…
For the wind is gentler than my lips,

I choose to hold you in my dreams…
For in my dreams, you have no end.


“In love’s circle there’s
another kind of serenity;
in love’s wine, another
kind of hangover.
What you learned in
school is one thing,
love is something
entirely different.” -Rumi

Sheesh Mahal.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

Love letters from Rumi

Aries: “You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”
Taurus: “If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me.. For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”
Gemini: “I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”
Cancer: “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”
Leo: “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
Virgo: “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
Libra: “God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”
“The cure for pain is in the pain.”
“There are lovers content with longing.
I’m not one of them.
Capricorn: “
Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.
“Speak a new language
so that the world
will be a new world”
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a single drop”