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Quiver With The Same Music.   4 comments

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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.

— Kahlil Gibran


It’s Rodeo Time In The Sonoran Desert   1 comment

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This world is but a winery,
Its host and master Father Time,
Who caters only to those steep’d
In dreams discordant, without rhyme.

For people drink and race as though
They were the steeds of mad desire;
Thus some are blatant when they pray,
And others frenzied to acquire.

Few on this earth who savor life,
And are not bor’d by its free gifts;
or divert not its streams to cups
In which their fancy floats and drifts.

Should you then find a sober soul

Amidst the state of revelry,
Marvel how a moon did find
In this rain cloud a canopy.

— Kahlil Gibran

Ventana Canyon   Leave a comment

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Sing and dance and be joyous,
but let each one also be alone.
Even as the strings of the lute are alone,
through they quiver to the same music.

— Kahlil Gibran

Capturing The Moment — The Bees Have It To The Pleasure Of The Flower   7 comments

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And now you ask in your heart, 
“How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?” 
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, 
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. 
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, 
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, 
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. 

People of Orphalese, be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. 

Extract from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Mothers Day, May 11, 2008   Leave a comment

Mothers Day, 2008

This year we have two new mothers in the family. To our new mothers, April and Jill; and to all mothers and their children, I share this from the book, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran.

You were born together,
and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But 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 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 keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress
grow not in each other’s shadow.


Posted May 12, 2008 by kenneturner in Family

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