Revisiting the Whirling Dervish

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Recently, I was chatting to a friend about films and “Meet Joe Black” came up. It reminded me of a wonderful experience.

“There’s not an ounce of excitement, not a whisper of a thrill and this relationship has all the passion of a pair of Titmice. I want you to get swept away out there; I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture & dance like a Dervish”

These are the words of William Parish (played by Anthony Hopkins), in the film “Meet Joe Black”. He is talking to his daughter, about her not so perfect relationship.

It’s a great film and thought provoking but, that’s not the point of this blog.  The point is, it was the first time I’d heard the word ‘Dervish,’ and although I understood what he meant, I’d no idea, at the time what a Dervish was…..


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