Someone dancing inside us
has learned only a few steps:
the “Do-Your-Work” in 4/4 time,
the “What-Do-You-Expect” Waltz.
He hasn’t noticed yet the woman
standing away from the lamp,
the one with black eyes
who knows the rumba,
and strange steps in jumpy rhythms
from the mountains of Bulgaria.
If they dance together,
something unexpected will happen.
If they don’t, the next world
will be a lot like this one.
I like this young man. He is off the beaten path. For me, the specifics of who speaks, sings, and lives a message of peace are of far less relevance than the fact that s/he is doing it. If they speak, sing, and live about caring for others, that, for me, is spot on.
Trevor sings a modern message from one of my very favorite great ones, Hazrat Khwaja Mo’inuddin Hasan Chishti (530-627 AH / 1135-1229 CE), whose ‘Urs is today. It is attributed to Gharib Nawaz this:
Love all, Hate none.
And here is Trevor.