Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Prophet's View On Love

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I just picked up The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. I had never heard of him but the fact that he was an author and an artist was intriguing. I haven't yet finished it but I thought I'd share a little from it which I felt was fitting especially since I'm so far from my loved ones but the distance has not diminished my love.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.  

Give your hearts, but not into each other's each.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and cypress grow not in each other's shadow. 

And since this was supposedly his masterpiece and most prized writing, I don't think I need to add anything to it so I'll leave you with that.

Until Next Time,


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