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Kahlil Gibran on Children (excerpt)

Finn dreaming his own thoughts at three weeks in the world
"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 (1883-1963)  Read More 

A Good Reason to Write No Matter What

(Please substitute she for he, or woman for man, as needed)...

"The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain." - Kahlil Gibran

If we apply that to writing, it's the act of writing - of reaching our writerly selves and allowing it to flow into our work - that matters. Most of us want to be published, and read, and so forth, but what gives our words significance is what we long to say. Writing from the heart makes that longing come alive.  Read More