Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On parenthood

"Your children are not your children
They are the sons and the daughters of life's longing for itself
They come through you but they are not from you
And though they are with you they belong not to you
You can give them your love but not your thoughts
They have their own thoughts
You can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls live in a place of tomorrow which you cannot visit
Not even in your dreams
You can strive to be like them but you cannot make them just like you..."
-- Kahlil Gibran

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