We are constantly facing realities about ourselves at any age. Jane, at age 90 does not hide her inner contradictions.
Also while other novels tend to glorify spiritual characters this novel humanizes both Rumi and Shams.
I was equivocating in days prior following the holy martyrs who had wept in times before me
Often when we have no problems we create one so we have something to worry about.
We become attached to Dr. Kalanithi's quest to discover what ultimately makes human life meaningful? When you're done reading the auto-biography, it is hard to take in the fact it was published posthumously.
The lilacs smelled like brevity. They knew how to arrive, and how to exit. (Page 324)