Honk It Through!

Come, come, whoever you are.

Wanderer, worshipper, lover of living, it doesn’t matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come even if you have broken your vow a thousand times.

Come, yet again, come, come. ~ Rumi


Rumi was a 13th century Muslim poet, theologian and mystic. I don’t know if you are familiar with Rumi but he was a really wise man. Very popular in the U.S. now, there is even a Facebook feed of Rumi quotes.  What I love about this particular quote is the encouragement it contains; even if you have broken your vow a thousand time, don’t despair, don’t give up.


In stark juxtaposition to the ancient wisdom of Rumi, is our electronic age.  I have an iPad that does a lot of auto-correcting all by itself.  I don’t remember exactly what I was trying to say at the time, but “honk it through” came out when I was trying to encourage someone else.  It’s kind of a catchy little phrase.


What does it take to persist or persevere when things are changing around you or you are trying to change things within you?  How easy is it to despair?  What keeps you motivated?  Rumi’s quote inspires me to keep taking the next right step.


I like to encourage others and I like it when others encourage me.  I love that social networking has created a new way of forging bonds with like-minded people. It’s wonderful to give and receive support from all over the world.


In the meantime,whatever you’re doing, honk it through!




  1. Ashley Rae on January 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Honk It Through is my new writing motto. Getting back to revising my book now…thank you for the inspiration! <3
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    • Loran Hills on January 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Honk, honk! Waving rainbow pompoms for your writing!

  2. Sharon Knight on January 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Oh I love this! Honk it through! And you got that accidentally from your iPad, I love that. kinda like techno-divination! ;+)

    And the Rumi quote – “Ours is not a carnival of despair”.

    I want to say that all day every day.

    And *ahem* dedicate it to all those people on my facebook page who can seemingly think of nothing but Newt Gingrich.

    I think I will post this there for them, right now!

    • Sharon Knight on January 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Oops I meant caravan. That too. :+)

      Ours is not a carnival, caravan, yardsale, or corner store of despair.

  3. Loran Hills on January 31, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Hahaha, I kind of like carnival of despair! especially in reference to Newt.

    Yeah, techno-divination, cool.

  4. Hibiscus Moon on January 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    That is great! It came through for you for a reason. I need to remember that, “Honk it through!” Rumi is one of my favs too. 🙂
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  5. Gaelyn on January 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Seems like “try, try again” works for me. Honk it through!

    PS: you can probably turn off the auto correcting.

  6. Loran Hills on January 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Gaelyn I can turn off the auto-correct, but then I lose my techno-divination!

  7. Martha Giffen on January 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    How funny! BUT, what a wonderful meaning you gave it. I’m “honking through” every single day. What a blessing!
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  8. Harish on February 1, 2012 at 1:12 am

    nice catch phrase!
    It’s always good to find some consistent motivational source.
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  9. Petrea on February 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I love that quote by Rumni Loran, it’s just what I needed to hear this week! (Ok this month!) – no this minute .. . LOL

    Now with your truck image and slogan “Honk it through” I have an extra motivational cheerleading image to call to mind for those times when I am feeling in a funk. Of course perhaps I should picture the truck being driven by a turtle for consistency. 🙂
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  10. Ellie Di on February 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Heehee! I dig “honk it through” – it’s a very headology-esque way of approaching an issue. You’ve got to keep going, even if it’s hard and/or scary!

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  11. daphne on February 1, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    “honk it through” I love it! What helps me to persevere? Friends. More than anything having the support of people I love, admire and respect. Friends who will reflect back to me my success and my light. Friends are the biggest motivator in my life by far (that and my ridiculously incredible drive to grow).
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  12. Robyn on February 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I love this so much! I’m going to put it on my inspiration wall so I can see it as I write my next book!! Honk, Honk!!
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  13. Carrie on February 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you. I needed this today more than you know. My monkey mind and internal critic are in full force today. Honk it through is such a humorous and more compassionate way of staying the course!
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  14. Stephanie Gagos on February 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I love Rumi! My favorite of his is A Guest House or Guest House..I also love how we are all supportive of one another and our ventures. I for one am truly appreciative of you and your comments on my blog and your presence! Love the phrase too, it is catchy!

    • Loran Hills on February 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Rumi is wonderful. Stephanie, I really admire the work you do so it’s easy to be supportive!

  15. Loran Hills on February 1, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I love how this little phrase is catching on! We all need friends and inspiration to stay the course!

  16. tamara on February 2, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Love Rumi, and LOVE ‘Honk It Through’!!
    I shall be Honking it through the Business course right with ya…! (and your rainbow pompoms are always a hit!)

  17. Tanja on February 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Ahhhhhh… so *this* is where the “Honk it through” I saw the other day came from 😀 – it all makes so much more sense now!

    Love the technomancy, Loran – and I think I might need to read more of Rumi’s work.

    Blessings – TANJA
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    • Loran Hills on February 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Yes, honking it through started right here!

      Rumi is wonderful.

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