The Guest House is a well-known poem by the 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi (popularly known simply as Rumi). In the poem, Rumi uses the metaphor of a guest house to describe life’s journey. Rumi’s poetry is sublime and eloquent, and it makes us appreciate the uncertainty of life and embrace mindful living. of the guests we are and become. Artist Charlene Falk interprets and responds to Rumi’s poem and the contemporary currents of living in a new series also titled “Guest House”. This new series is evocative, sensual, and mindful of the guests we are and become.
“There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back, but my face must not be seen.”
Exodus 33: 21-23