Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Khalil Gibran on Marriage..togetherness..

Yesterday's tea time topic in cafeteria was "Marriage..togetherness"
Felt like posting these beautiful & most favorite lines....from Khalil Gibran :)

Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?"

And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when 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 & dance together & 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...

6 comments:

Albert Einstein said...

Wow. What an amazing piece of wisdom on Marriage. Absolutely true. Space for each other is really critical for success of Marriage. Thanks for Sharing it Savitha.

ಸಾಗರದಾಚೆಯ ಇಂಚರ said...

Good one

Anonymous said...

Hi Savitha,
jst went thru this post on KG, very mch enlightning .... making u enter bck to ur reasoning & recall how true this fact of life is ....necessary. (SSS)

Anonymous said...

Hi Savitha,
jst went thru this post on KG, very mch enlightning .... making u enter bck to ur reasoning & recall how true this fact of life is ....necessary. (SSS)

ಮನಮುಕ್ತಾ said...

good one.

SavithaSR said...

Thanks all for sharing your thoughts :)