Sunday, June 2, 2013

... let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. 
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of yur souls.
Fill each other's cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one anotherof your bread but eat not of the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you 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 keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. 
And stand together yet not too near together:
For pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each others shadow.

~The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran