Saturday, May 09, 2009

Life's longing for itself


(Kaeden's first swim this morning.)



The Prophet

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, and 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, not tarries with yesterday.

- Kahlil Gibran

1 comment:

  1. Oh WOW! Did Kaeden love it? That water buggy looks like a lot of fun!

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