Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Favorite

When I was seventeen my Mom gave me a copy of Kahlil Gibran's book, The Prophet.  She had to really. It seemed the only way she'd ever get her copy back. I devoured that book. Still today when I sit down with it there's something that speaks to me. It's always new, always fresh, and this is what I'd like to share with you today.

The veil that clouds your eyes shall be
lifted by the hands that wove it,
And the clay that fills your ears shall be
pierced by those fingers that kneaded it.

And you shall see.
And you shall hear.
Yet you shall not deplore having known
blindness, nor regret having been deaf.

For in that day you shall know the hidden
purposes in all things,
And you shall bless darkness as you
would bless light.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Do you have a favorite author?


  1. Hey Dixie!

    What a profound prose. I'm thinking because of it. Do I have a "favourite" author? You betcha'! None other than Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar. Pawsitive writer and acclaimed pawblisher :)

    Y'all have a nice day. You hear?

    Gary :)

    1. Penny is definitely a champ! I hope she's enjoying the new "diggs"!
      Thank you Gary. :)

  2. Love Gibran! Are you a fan of Rumi's poetry too? It's brilliant.

    1. I recently read one by Rumi called, "Moving Waters." Very touching. Glad you could visit!

  3. I can see why this is a favourite (with or without a u).

    I don't think I have a favourite author - there are so many.

    1. I guess reading him at an early really impressed me. More amazing was being able to understand the work... and still ongoing for me. Later I found Chaucer - that was a treat.
      Thanks Mike :)

  4. I don't have a favorite author...really don't even read that much, if at all.

    That poem does send a powerful message though. It kind of coincides with what I'm going through today. I feel as if a veil is being lifted and the light is sifting through into the darkness of my mind.

    1. Those days can be tough for me... but I think it's a good thing anytime I see some light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not a train.
      Glad you could visit. Thanks for joining my journey. :)

  5. F. Scott Fitzgerald from the past, and Anne Tyler for the here and now.


  6. I have lots of favourites; Kahlil is on the list and he fits most moods. I love so many writers, in fact, it's almost immoral. Also a keen reader of dictionaries: a single word can obsess me for hours!

    1. Ah Lisa, I understand. A good writer is like a pied piper... we follow to our heart's content. I wasn't the dictionary buff, but definitely had a obsession with encyclopedias!
      On a side note; I loved your story of Gardner Fred. Thanks for allowing participation; it was great fun!
      Thanks for joining my journey.


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