Ward House

Monday’s Oh my’s

Mondays discoveries include:

Robbyn at the Back Forty is continuing this challenge; it appears to be like Pay It Forward.  Something I have not done before so I am starting it here.  The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

I will try to make these be about or tailored to those five lucky people. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
– I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
– What I create will be just for you.
– It’ll be done this year
– You have no clue what it’s going to be.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you have to put this in your journal as well, if you expect me to do something for you! And please link to your blog so that I can visit and read in case we are new friends.

A friend of mine, whose wife grew up in the Ward House (it is her family that gave this home it’s present name) reminded me of this poem from Khalil Gibran, 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 our 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.

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January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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