Let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

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 

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  1. #1 by sharonvogiatzi on January 29, 2012 - 1:43 am

    Again Jaclyn, you post the exact thing I needed to read!! Thank you :-) xxx

  2. #2 by Crowing Crone Joss on January 29, 2012 - 4:15 am

    wise, true words!

  3. #3 by Robin on January 29, 2012 - 6:24 am

    This poem was a part of my wedding vows thirty years ago and describes the marriage I have worked to have.

  4. #4 by Jacqueline DeWylde on January 29, 2012 - 6:43 am

    Hello Beautiful Girl! It’s so nice to be reading your blog again. Not only do I love the things you write, but your talent for finding just the right photo to go with your postings is awesome! *HUGS* Be blessed, happy and peaceful my friend.

  5. #5 by Elizabeth Whitbread on January 30, 2012 - 7:54 pm


  6. #6 by ginanorma on January 31, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    Oh so so so SO so good, I love this writer too! My daughter is going through such a rough time with her boyfriend, and this is their EXACT issue, so thank you for this timely post, love it!

  7. #7 by Julie on February 2, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    such a fine balance

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