Happy Remembrance day to one beautiful soul, alchemist, philosopher, sage, and human being. Gibran Khalil Gibran. May you ever protect and watch over our beloved home, Lebanon, with your love, wisdom, and truth.
Murmure du silence (whispers of silence) Painting by Gibran Khalil Gibran
Do not entertain half friends
Do not indulge in works of the half talented
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent
Do not mask it
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance
It is you in another time yet in the same space
A word you have not said
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know
Work and not work
to live a life not half a life
‘Your children are not your children, they are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but are not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.’
‘Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.’
‘Do not be frightened, for I am now Truth, spared from swords and fire to reveal to the people the triumph of Love over War. I am Word uttering introduction to the play of happiness and peace.
Then the young man became speechless and his tears spoke the language of the heart; and the angels of Joy hovered about that dwelling, and the two hearts restored the singleness which had been taken from them.
At dawn the two stood in the middle of the field contemplating the beauty of Nature injured by the tempest. After a deep and comforting silence, the soldier said to his sweetheart, “Look at the Darkness, giving birth to the Sun.” ‘
Rest in Peace, جبران خليل جبران