Guest Blog Post: “Belated Thanks, Janaab No-name,” in yagneshthakore4’s exact words

Sometimes it’s the people who we meet only fleetingly who offer us the most profound kindnesses …

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, in Persian, English, French and German Hardcover – 2005 by Omar Khayyam (Author), Edward FitzGerald (Translator)
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, in Persian, English, French and German Hardcover – 2005
by Omar Khayyam (Author), Edward FitzGerald (Translator)

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It was sometime in 1954 in Berlin, that I met this person in a shop. I do not remember his name, but one look at each other was enough to convince us that we both belonged to the Indian subcontinent.

We started chatting, surprisingly not in our common Urdu or Hindi, but in German, a foreign language which we were fluent in! He was holding a small book in his hand – Omar Khayyam’s Rubayyat – in German. I had heard about Omar Khayyam, but had never read the English translation as I disliked that language then. He praised Omar Khayyam no end and out of curiosity I just skimmed through the book. I was certainly impressed and made it a point to buy it the very next day. After exchanging pleasantries we bade each other goodbye, never to meet again. I read and reread that tiny booklet and even…

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9 thoughts on “Guest Blog Post: “Belated Thanks, Janaab No-name,” in yagneshthakore4’s exact words

  1. Thanks, da-AL!
    I got the wonderful Google Translator.
    I worked hardly while… its was a ready widget in WP! easy to insert!
    I discover it very late, only now.
    Funny little adventure.
    A presto da-AL, felice domenica! 🙂

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  2. I found a copy of this amazing little book in amongst the contents of my mum’s home after she died. There was a love note written inside from my dad to my mum. I cried when I read it because I realised that in many ways they had tried to live their lives according to the ethos of that little book. I keep it by my bedside now and often read it to remind myself of the importance of enjoying our lives.. I don’t normally do this but I wrote a blog post about it too a few months ago.. here’s the link if your interested.. I hope you don’t mind..https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/04/26/discovering-romance/

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