translation from Rumi’s Divan by Fatemeh Keshavarz
"When pain arrives side by side with your love
I promise not to flee
When you ask me for my life
I promise not to fight
I am holding a cup in my hand
…if you do not come
Till the end of time
I promise not to pour out the wine
Nor to drink a sip
Please, let me drink water from the jug
This love is not a short-lived fancy
It is the daily prayer, the year-after-year fast
I live it, like an act of worship, till the end of my life
Others praise … at the time of affliction
You stay awake day and night
Steady, watchful like the wheel of the firmament
Time to stop speaking of the Friend
Jealousy won’t let me scatter the perfume to the wind”
Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi 1842- 1906
Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi was an American physician and activist. She was born in England to American parents. Her father was reluctant when Mary showed an interest in studying medicine but he supported her pursuits. She began her studies at Pennsylvania but was dissatisfied with American education, she applied to the Ecole de Médecine in Paris. In 1871, she graduated with honors and a bronze medal for her thesis.
After completing her education, Mary returned to New York where she practiced medicine and taught. She was the first woman to be accepted to many medical societies including the New York Academy of Medicine. During her time as a physician, Mary published nine books and over 120 medical articles. One paper, “The Question for Rest Regarding Women and Menstruation,” argued that women were not disabled during their menstrual cycle. She used data from her own cycle which was published with the paper. It received Harvard Medical School’s esteemed Boylston Medical Prize in 1876, despite surrounding controversy.
Mary was also an active participant in the suffragist movement. She supported and encouraged her female students and did extensive work on female diseases and ailments.
Letherette - D&T (Clark Remix)
Here’s the Clark D&T mix. Some serious sub pressure dropping in this one! The EP is out now.