a field in germany and a glorious fragment from rumi.


we have to be Up and At Em early and all day today – tasks and digital lessons and People to Meet and things to Do.

but we wanted to leave a little picture and a poem for you here.

this fragment by Rumi kept coming to mind and we thought about a Suitable picture and the only field we could remember taking a photograph of was in Hamburg in 2009 (who-we-are-in-real-life was being all grown up and proper and speaking at Nokia World in a nice slim-fitting black trouser suit and Prada motorcycle boots).

so here is the field –


and here is the poem

I’ll Meet You There
by Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing
there is a field. I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
doesn’t make any sense.

don’t go yet!

there’s a magical bit……….(tis us, after all, darlings ;-)


we saw this sign in Hamburg when we went to buy fizzy mineral water and fruit to eat back at the hotel during jetlag despair.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAa full two years before we started to write as teamgloria but something knew; something said “take the bloody picture”

so we did.

isn’t that GLORIAous?



8 thoughts on “a field in germany and a glorious fragment from rumi.

    1. maybe we rode the train together from the conference centre into Town…….isn’t it astonishing how these things happen? on moving to los angeles in 2001 we were shocked (ok, pleasantly and smilingly surprised) to find out how many people had hung out at the same clubs (ahem) in the (ahem – whenever that was) in London and now we all Lived Here.


      small world.

      cool tribe.

      1. smallest possible!
        very in tune: found out today that my best friend (in Moscow; know her since our teenage years at the embassy school) and I are friends with different members of the same German family and never realised that.

        1. well our Tribe is very Special and creative and far-reaching and those-of-the-imagination find itself eventually – as you wrote on your own place-on-the-interweb – this interweb is our spirit-connections made tangible in some way :-)

  1. oh, my friend! this is one of my rumi’s favourites!!!! i read rumi every night in bed (even when i read something else before, i always end the day with rumi)
    lovely photos, too!!
    have a great day <3
    and thank you for your letter, i am getting more and more excited about coming over.
    danke !!
    xx j.

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