Monday, August 23, 2010

longing for your giant self


In your longing for your giant self lies your goodness: 
and that longing is in all of you.
But in some of you that longing is a torrent rushing with might to the sea, 
carrying the secrets of the hillsides and the songs of the forest.
And in others it is a flat stream that loses itself in angles and bends 
and lingers before it reaches the shore.
But let not him who longs much say to him who longs little, 
"Wherefore are you slow and halting?"
For the truly good ask not the naked, 
"Where is your garment?" 
nor the houseless, 
"What has befallen your house?" 

~ Kahlil Gibran
from "The Prophet"
art: "Shantyboats at Sunrise"
by Harlan Hubbard