PRAISE

  
The first human wanting is for food. Then,
when food is no longer a worry,
a person wants the praise of eloquent poets,
                           song that drifts
like fragrance over his or her
life. Donít condescend to this desire! The creator
wants glorification! Itís built in
to the nature of humanity to enjoy praise.

-- Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks)