Feb 4, 2013

Tulips & Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, 
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, 
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, 
and He bends you with His might 
that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, 
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

~ Kahlil Gibran


Anonymous said...

I am sooooo Glad to see you Sas...I have now moved to Wordpress and you still found me.

Congratulations on your new baby girl, such a sweetie.


Silvina Soave said...

Espectaculares imágenes,preciosas!!.Muy bellas las palabras también.Un abrazo desde Argentina.

Rupa said...

I just can't get enough of your ethereal photos and lovely inspirational quotes! I just bought a DSLR finally and if I can get 25% of the good pics you take of the flowers, I will feel so lucky!

Isabelle said...

Lovely to navigate through your blogs Sas, they are so full of colours and freshness... Always loved this quote about children and the entire book "The Prophet".
Keep well

FOTOmagiel said...


Kinga said...

Beautiful as always!

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