"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 What I have seen and experienced is that children need to be able to cut connection with their parents in order to begin seeing themselves as adults. 'Cut the ties' (a reference to leading strings) in the old saying.
But when there is a healthy relationship with the parents and a solid foundation for themselfs, they will return and build new relationships with their parents, as adult-to-adult, equal-to-equal.
@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 *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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