Dear Don XXVIII

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Dear Don,
Ah, the quotation is from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. There is much wisdom in those pages.

“Oh, Thou, who didst with pitfall and with gin
Beset the Road I was to wander in,
Thou wilt not with Predestined Evil round
Enmesh, and then impute my Fall to Sin!”

Old Omar knew a thing or two. An interesting chap… you might think he is little but the wine sodden tentmaker at first reading, but he was a polymath and amongst his accomplishments reorganised the calendar along solar lines, making the Jalali calendar far more accurate than the Gregorian.

Omar_Khayyam_1So… if Omar says Men are made of ‘baser earth’, I for one am inclined to believe him. Perhaps it is the mirror effect again? It does rather depend on where you are standing as to which way is up. Perhaps Men do ‘come from the Starry Heavens, and Women…

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