“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.” – Kahlil Gibran
This is a much relevant line for us today!
Last night after a stack of indecisiveness later, I had finally got my hands on to the book The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
It is a prose poetry book on 26 different mysteries of the humankind. Usually, I am a reader who likes to visualize every line, every chapter and plot that I read and try to feel how the author might have felt while putting the words together. May be almost, or may be completely in my way. This time it was hella different!
The poet is philosophical but definitely is more than that. He gave a perspective to different aspects of human existence like no other. Sprawling topics like friendship, love, eating and drinking, sorrow, travel, teaching, talking, laws, religion, passion, death among others were unfolded from different corners which a regular mind like you and I cannot think of………the pages turned for itself! The artifices, social conditioning, twisted truths of reality were layered into these beautiful essays.
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.”
“Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.”
“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.”
The Prophet is the first book from the series. The other ones are The Garden of the Prophet and The Death of the Prophet.
It is a rational paradise for people who look at life as more than just a paycheck earning portal!
It is a masterpiece…..