Monday, November 23, 2009

Omar Khayyam: 1,000th Post

From Omar Khayyam's Ruba'iyat:

If I'm drunk on forbidden wine, so I am! / And if I'm an unbeliever, a pagan, or idolater, so I am! / Every sect has its own suspicions of me, / I myself am just what I am.

My rule of life is to drink and be merry, / To be free from belief and unbelief is my religion: / I asked the Bride of Destiny her bride-price, / "Your joyous heart," she said.

Due to a high metabolism, I don't feel any positive effects from drinking, so Khayyam's "forbidden wine" gives me no succor. Even so, I appreciate good poetry, and I am using his words to commemorate my 1,000th post on this blog. (At least I think this is the 1,000th post.)

I'll buy myself an eggnog latte later as a reward. For my regular readers, I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. As always, thanks for reading.

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