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The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.
Don't go back to sleep.
~Rumi


Bissalama, Don Brown, ma'assalama.

Today, at 10:55 a.m., Don Brown, the beloved Mullah of the Teahouse of the Mullah Nasrudin's Donkey, the coffeehouse at Agoura Southern Ren Faire, Lark in the Morning, and Sweetsmill, passed away peacefully in his sleep. You can find the actual updates on the Teahouse site here.

Insha'allah, Don is in a better place now.

Don Brown was a wonderful man, a constant presence in my memories of childhood. I won't say that I knew Don well, at least not during the last ten years of my life, but he was a friend of the family and a good friend of both of my parents. I got the news of Don's passing this morning, as my father had been on the phone with Kristi and trying to book a flight up to Oakland, as we were going to be visiting. I will be sad always that I didn't make it up to visit him before the end.

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