When I visited Turkey last year, one of the things I really wanted to do was watch/participate in a sema. I was fascinated with the image of the whirling dervishes who went into a trance during sema sessions. I wanted to feel that energy or at least witness it for myself. But as life goes, I didn’t get to see it. As a consolation prize, I picked up this beautiful little blue dervish who sits on my window sill at home.
A whirling Sufi represents harmony and balance. Those are what I hope to achieve more of in 2018. Is it a resolution for this year? Not really. But I am definitely resolute in pursuing it.