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"A joyful task,' he says and she realizes that he welcomes the idea of years of searching, tile by tile, inscription by inscription, cornice by cornice and niche by niche, that the painstaking search of Sinan's greatest achievement, decades long, is the holy task; that the secret letter is cut in every stone and tile. By the time you find it, you have realized the supreme unimportance of finding it. A Sufi lesson." ~ Ian McDonald
"Well, the human genome has massive redundancy - that means that two per cent of the DNA does all the work of instructing the ribosomes that build the proteins that make up the cells of your body. Ninety-eight per cent of your DNA just sits there doing nothing. Taking up space in the gene." ~ Ian McDonald
"The army doctor who had patched up his hands and examined him after the rescue at Kayisdagi told him a story about the Mevlana, the great saint whose order built this tekke. The Mevlana had a friend, Sams of Tabriz, a spiritual friend, the other half of his soul, one spirit in two bodies. Together they explored the depth of God in ceaseless conversation. The dervishes grew jealous of the one-in-twoness and quietly killed Sams of Tabriz. When the Mevlana was unable to find his friend, the only possible conclusion was that they had merged and Sams was now part of him.Why should I seek?I am the same as he.His essence speaks through me.I have been looking for myself.Necdet knows how long Hizir will be with him." ~ Ian McDonald
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Thine are these orbs of light and shade;Thou madest Life in man and brute;Thou madest Death; and lo, thy footIs on the skull which thou hast made."
Author: Alfred Tennyson

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