“God’s fragrance”

If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the night sky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this? If anyone wants to know what “spirit” is, or what “God’s fragrance” means, … Read more“God’s fragrance”

Rumi on Masturbation

Rumi was asked once what to do about a young man caught doing some indecent act. The story doesn’t mention what exactly — masturbation, peeping-tomming, whatever wild wantings young men think to do. Rumi told them not to worry about it. ‘It just means he’s growing his feathers. The dangerous case is a youth who … Read moreRumi on Masturbation

the first openly gay man to receive a Nobel Prize

French writer André Gide (1869-1951) was the first openly gay man to receive a Nobel Prize, for literature in 1947. Gide’s first publication was a novella in 1891, when he was twenty-two. Great works followed, The Immoralist (1902) and Strait Is the Gate (1909). The publication of Corydon (1920), in praise of homosexuality, sent his reputation into a nosedive, and … Read morethe first openly gay man to receive a Nobel Prize