by Poet, Philosopher Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931
video created by Mary Robinson Reynolds and Craig Reynolds
“Speak to us of children!”
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, Yet they belong not to you.
But not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
But seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward, Nor tarries with yesterday.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
And He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
For even as He loves the arrow which flies,
So He loves also the bow which is stable.