WHAT SHALL I BE?
I have again and again grown like grass;
I have experienced seven hundred and seventy moulds.
I died from minerality and became vegetable;
And from vegetativeness I died and became animal.
I died from animality and became man.
Then why fear disappearance through death?
Next time I shall die, Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels:
After that soaring higher than angels--What you cannot imagine.
I shall be that! ~ Jalaludin Rumi