Remember...

• 17 September 2008


























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

Kahlil Gibran

photograph by the amazing Justin Hackworth

9 comments:

Andy said...

Too true. Love it.

lynne said...

oh, i love that.

Jen E said...

What an amazing quote - thank you for posting that. :)

STEPHANIE said...

I'm a lurker but just wanted to say that was beautiful! Great inspiration for the day. Loved the photo/poem combo!

Rachel said...

gorgeous quote and photo.

Georgia said...

That's so MY generation to quote from "the prophet"! Good one!

USAUS said...

isn't it settling to have those sentiments about your children and to know that the feeling goes with the moment... it is a moment of clarity about innocence.

Natasha said...

Hi Stephanie! Truly, one of my favorite quotes, ever! thanks for the gorgeous post...and photo! Hope we get to see you sometime in the next year? Big hugs to you! Natasha x

Natasha said...

Hi Stephanie, truly one of my favorite quotes ever. Thanks so much for the gorgeous post...and photo! I hope you guys are well, and that we get to see you sometime in the next year? Love, Natasha

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