Thursday, August 16, 2012

something to aspire to

i recently came across these words from the poet and philosopher kahlil gibran:

"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.

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..."

i hope i can always have the courage to be that parent, and in doing so, grant my son the freedom to be the person he was born to be.


  1. I have no doubt that you and SJ will be all this and more to your beautiful boy. He is so blessed to have you both as parents.

    Hell, I want you to be MY parents! ;)

  2. sweet honey in the rock did a beautiful a capella version of a song of these lyrics. i've always loved it!