"On Children" by Kahlil Gibran: Poetry Reviews Deep Truths
@takeonrules I love Gibran, and I can see how this is resonating with where you are at.
Would it be okay if I share some thoughts?
@takeonrules I think Gibrans 'house of tomorrow' is simply the future, and what that future is is different for everyone. There will come a time, sooner or later, when we all severed from our children permanently.
By releasing them freely, to fly their own course we let them grown strong and confident in themselves.
But I think the analogy of the archer.... hm... (brb)
@jessmahler I definitely see the metaphor, yet at a visceral literal sense my house is now empty of my children. There were some ugly things related to my divorce that increased strain. So those words, in their metaphor, pierce with their literal words.
It's stunningly beautiful and poignant. I'm embracing these emotions of loss and hope.
@jessmahler *receives hug*
Thanks. For myself, these moments – of crying, breaking down, and aching in the soul – always bring joy. I need these heavy clouds and rain to nourish me.
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