Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A wonderfully wise woman, who is also the mother of one of my oldest friends posted the following in response to my latest post about clarity. It is from Khalil Gibrans The Prophet. Enjoy. I did.

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Thanks Regina for being there for me when my own mom cannot. xxoo


The MacDonald Family said...

Oh so true!! Beautifully sad! Thank you for sharing!!

Laura Taff said...

Hey Erica- yeah on the Monday Mingle after you add your link, you can visit some other blogs that added their link. Then follow them, and leave a comment saying you are a new follower and you found their link on the Monday Mingle Blog Hop. Say you'd love for them to visit you and follow back and leave your blog link. They usually will. If they don't within a week or two you can unfollow them if you want.

mj said...

i'm a follower now. happy?