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Marriage

03 Oct

I was reading Khalil Gibran’s Prophet last sunday. He has written beautifully about marriage. Well, we learnt it the hard way…Hopefully, Madmax can be prepared 🙂
Here it goes…

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

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7 Comments

Posted by on October 3, 2006 in Books, From AM-KICKING blog

 

7 responses to “Marriage

  1. Injikadan Mathai

    October 3, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    very interesting indeed…thanks survivor…i guess this prepares me a lil better…hehehe

     
  2. Mindframes

    October 3, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    I think MadMax is already following atleast one of the suggestions….;)

    “And stand together, yet not too near together:”

     
  3. Injikadan Mathai

    October 3, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    @ mindframes: that is not by choice lol…but still effective hehehe

     
  4. Meera Manohar

    October 5, 2006 at 6:24 am

    Madmax– so get geared reading up on what Khalil says 🙂

    Good luck-o!

     
  5. Saumya

    October 5, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    Hmm….Gems no doubt. Even during our wedding ritual, there is one thing that I really liked: There is a place where there is something like a harness placed on our heads, meaning we are like a team pulling the family cart together, and each must do their duty to the fullest.

     
  6. BrainWaves

    October 7, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Nice sayings..very unusual.
    Who is Khalil Gibran?

     
  7. bumblebee

    October 8, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    Good reading, detached attachment, I suppose? I can see the benefit – Easy to understand and tough to practise, isn’t it?

     

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