Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On Children

My very wise friend Kerstin Vogelbach just sent this poem to me.  She knows that Alix is graduating from high school this month, and that AJ just got engaged and my life role is changing.  It's so wonderful, I wanted to share it with everyone.


On  Children

      Your children are not your children. 
      They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. 
      They come through you but not from you, 
      And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. 
      You may give them your love but not your thoughts. 
      For they have their own thoughts. 
      You may house their bodies but not their souls, 
      For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. 
      You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. 
      For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. 
      You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. 
      The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. 
      Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; 
      For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. 

                                                      -Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Monday, April 30, 2012

EP 366 The Last Two Days

Day 365
April 29, 2012

Day 366
April 30,2012

THANKS to all my readers who have travelled this year with me on EP366!

And a BIG SHOUT OUT to my cohorts-in-crime in this year-long project... The Captain, Seagull and Wherrygirl.... and check out THEIR Project 366's at Captain's Voyage 

Jan-Olav Storli's 366

Cecilia Taylor's 366

Ivy Collin's Project 366

and if you want to read everyone's's a link to MY Project 366 on Captain's Voyage .

While you are at Captain's Voyage Forum, check out the OTHER great threads we have under discussion.  And JOIN us for our discussions about travel, photography, food, ship-spotting, humor, and just about every other imaginable topic under the sun!  We have members from all over the world and it's great to connect and make friends EVERYWHERE!!!

Thanks for being along for the ride with me on EP366 this year!