This is a wonderful passage for each person who works with children. It is a reminder that children are the future and, in that sense, they are not our children. They belong to the world, the universe.
The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over forty different languages and has never been out of print. In this book a Prophet who is about to board a ship is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition.
This book has a way of speaking to people at different stages in their lives. It has a magical quality, the more you read it the more you come to understand the words and it’s not filled with any kind of dogma and is available to anyone.
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…
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Thank you for that link! I’ve only recently discovered Kahlil Gibran, he was such a good writer, so inspiring. It seems so many know of him – as usual I’m very behind on these great poets. I’m looking forward to reading a lot more of his work very soon! 🙂
There are authors who transcend time and culture. Khalil Gibran is one of them.