April 29, 2013

Love One Another

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--Description: 20th C, Gibran K., Love, Peace--




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.


Khalil Gibran


--Did You Know: (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) Gibran was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon, as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in 1960s counterculture. Gibran was born in the Christian Maronite town of Bsharri (in modern day northern Lebanon) to the daughter of a Maronite Catholic priest. His mother Kamila was thirty when he was born; his father, also named Khalil, was her third husband. As a result of his family's poverty, Gibran received no formal schooling during his youth. However, priests visited him regularly and taught him about the Bible, as well as the Arabic and Syriac languages.

--Word of the Day: percipient \per-SIP-ee-uhnt\, adjective:
1. having perception; discerning; discriminating: a percipient choice of wines.
2. perceiving or capable of perceiving.
noun:
1. a person or thing that perceives.
Example:
"You're more percipient than you look," she said with a grin. "And percipient enough not to use that word instead of perceptive, which is what it really means."
-- Carolyne Aarsen, Love Is Patient and A Heart's Refuge, 2010

--Quote of the Day: If you see ten troubles coming down the road,
you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.
- Calvin Coolidge

--Language Arts: bicchiere: (drinking) glass / noun
Example sentence: In quel locale servono la birra in bicchieri di plastica.
Translation: In that pub they serve beer in plastic glasses.


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