To the girl
Who reads by flashlight
Who sees dragons in the clouds
Who feels most alive in worlds that never were
Who knows the magic is real in books
Who loses her mind in the solar system
Who dreams the greatest dream of all
Who still holds those secrets in her soul
Who loves the smell of the leather bound books
Of long ago
This is for you
My Father gifted to me my first real Book Aged 6
The Prophet- Khalil Gibran
Recently I have opened my book to you
Most have read my treasured leather bound book many times in paper, linen parchment.
This has been my basis for learning about life
The Profet by Khalil Gibran has lead my journey through life
Whatever was before me this Journal has taught me to always live within the Laws of God
To learn about respect in all matters of humanity
” Truth will set you free “
Always stay Humble and KIND
Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.”
And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.
Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.