March 28, 2011

like you.

Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea.

We three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.  Nay, it is deeper than my sister’s depth and stronger than my brother’s strength, and stranger than the strangeness of my madness.
Aeons upon aeons have passed since the first grey dawn made us visible to one another; and though we have seen the birth and the fullness and the death of many world, we are still eager and young.
We are  young and eager and yet we are mateless and unvisited, and though we lie in unbroken half embrace, we are uncomforted.  And what comfort is there for controlled desire and unspent passion?  Whence shall come the flaming god to warm my sister’s bed?  And what she-torrent shall quench my brother’s fire? And who is the woman that shall command my heart?
In the stillness of the night my sister murmurs in her sleep the fire-god’s unknown name, and my brother call afar upon the cool and distant goddess.  But upon whom I call in my sleep I know not.
Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea.  We three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.

-Kahlil Gibran


i hope you all have a really lovely and wonderful and fun week!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

These two photographs look really great together! The second shot reminds me of my mother's hometown in Mexico. The text is beautiful. I love that first line "we three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange..." I really have to get back to reading. Do you happen to like Sylvia Plath by any chance? :)

kinsey french. said...

Wow! That photo of the mountains is drop dead beautiful. <3

Colby Kern said...

I am constantly impressed by the quality of your posts and photographs.

Jada C. said...

Wow that first photograph is absolutely beautiful! <3

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥ love your blog ♥

kelly ann said...

So beautiful. The colours in the first photo are magical.

Hope you're well, sweet pea. <3

lovetolive said...

Wauw, those photographs are very pretty! ♥