Love is the only rule
Do the philosophers, the scriptures, the intellectuals leave you perplexed and wondering? Do their teachings apply to our lives today? Do Rumi’s poems still hold any meaning in the times of Tinder and #InstaLike? Elif Shafak has answered many such questions through Ella Rubenstein, a suburban mother. Ella has one dog, three kids and a compromise – which is better known as marriage. But all of this changes when Ella finds love and faces a dilemma. Rumi and Tabrez come to her rescue, their age-old lessons steer her through these troubled seas till she finds her way and discovers who she is. The forty rules are not an adage to live by, it is a journey you live through and that remains in your heart.