Persian Carpet

Kendra sank into the thick burgundy cushions, watching the console with anticipation. What has darling Zoë prepared for breakfast today? The console shutter lifted and there it was – an organic blueberry smoothie accompanied by gluten-free bread lightly toasted with herbs and orgo-butter. Scrumptious!
She scanned today’s reading selection, also prepared by Zoë. “Fragments of Rumi” read the digital display. Perfect! She sipped her smoothie, finished off the toast, then closed her eyes and spoke today’s secret invocation: “Persian carpet”. The robo-car began moving, silently and gently.
Some people didn’t even give their autonomous vehicles a name, but instead treated them as machines or robots. “Can you imagine?” she whispered to Zoë. “They don’t know what they’re missing!” Zoë responded with a chuckle.
Zoë started reading just as Kendra finished her smoothie, composted the cup, and snuggled into her velvet cocoon.
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Tear off the mask. Your face is glorious.”
Zoë’s lovely voice paused between each fragment, allowing Kendra to contemplate and assimilate. She was so relaxed.
Just before they reached the office, Zoë read the last fragment.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
Three hours later, Kendra watched Michael St. Edmonds pace the floor of the boardroom. They had been negotiating the massive contract for weeks, but could not come to agreement. He insisted on his terms; she was holding out for hers. They had become bitter enemies, with no end to the hostilities in sight.
Now, in her peaceful Rumi state, Kendra smiled at him and suggested, “Maybe there is a place beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing.”
Michael stopped pacing and slowly turned to look at her in amazement. “I’ll meet you there,” he agreed.
Within the hour, the contract was signed, and the two of them were heading out for an organic lunch. Michael led Kendra to a shimmering cream and pink AV. “My lovely Pearl,” Michael explained. “She introduced me to Rumi.” Zoë blinked her approval. The four of them were going to get along just fine.
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Shreya Dhital
Shreya Dhital(@shreya-dhital)
2 years ago

NIce story 🙂

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
2 years ago

Thank you for your story. I had to look up Rumi. My daughter works in transport safety, and there is usually some issue when they dry run these AVs. One wonders what the point is when they take you to some boring office, but I guess the ride can be pleasant, especially if they made breakfast too.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
2 years ago

Beyond the Self.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
2 years ago

A great story, Culture Dragon! Very nice to know that love and compromise will feature in our future world 🙂

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musing mind
musing mind(@musing-mind)
2 years ago

Interesting story. The description of food “an organic blueberry smoothie” is mouth watering.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I’ve been trying to find out a little more about you from your profile. You mentioned Dojo in one of your posts, do you do Martial Arts?

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Culture Dragon
1 year ago

Thank you for the reply Culture Dragon. Some years back I used to suffer with a very bad back, so I decided to try acupuncture. Right away I began to feel better, and after 5 sessions my back was healed, and has not been any trouble since, so that led me to the puzzle of the energy called chi. So I took up Martial Arts for that part of it that centers on the energy within. About your handwriting, really a fascinating art. Again some years back on my travels, I visited a Mosque, and was in awe of the beautiful writing that adorned the walls. Thank you for listening, and also for taking the time to hear me reading.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

I like the Medicine Garden – No Before – No Tomorrow (just the Moment of Now)

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Culture Dragon
1 year ago

Hi Culture Dragon, I am on this site by Buce Frantzis. I have a video by him named ”Dragon and Tiger Medical Qigong – You might find this site of interest to you.
I have enclosed a picture of Arabic calligraphy, really amazing and let me know if you find the site on Qigong – Eric.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Great story, Culture Dragon. I love this phrase “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”. This phrase slapped me on my face. Wow 🙂 this phrase is right. Why crawl if you can fly?

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