Monday, April 20, 2015

And The Winning Cover Is. . .

April 20, 2015
   Dan The Man Harshberger did a ridiculous number of cover concepts for the June issue (30 by his own account). We narrowed it down to 13 and had a meeting this morning to find one we could all agree on. That didn't happen. In fact the one chosen was not in my top five, but I owed it to Dan and the staff, to go with the consensus and so I agreed to their choice. If you're a subscriber, the winner will be in your mailbox in 16 days.

The 13 finalists: Hint—the winner is dark and red and in one of the corners.

   Sometimes you need to let it go. This is one of those times.

"There is a false ego in man, which the Sufis call nafs, and this ego feeds on weakness. This ego feels vain when one says 'I cannot bear it, I do not like it,' it feeds the ego, the vanity. It thinks 'I am better than others' and thereby this ego becomes strong. But the one who can discriminate, distinguish, choose, while at the same time having everything under control, and who although enjoying sweet things can yet drink a bowl of something bitter, that person has reached mastery."
—Hazrat Inayat Khan

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