"These carefully selected and beautifully translated little gems from Rumi speak to the deepest levels of relationship. Whether that relationship is between friends, between student and teacher, or with the Divine, they spark feelings of longing ("There is a way from your heart to mine"), abandonment ("The rose has lost its petals but the thorn is left behind"), and reunion ("Hope comes in hopelessness"). Ringing with the sound of sacred mystery, the simplicity of Rumi s words make them even more potent. Let us eat a little from the hand of God." --Anna Jedrziewski, "Retailing Insight""