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I write songs, I sing them... I play the piano and a little bit of the guitar.. I've released 5 albums of music, I love the scent of freshly fallen rain and the scent of lavender on bedsheets. I would drink tea all day long if the caffeine didn't keep me up at night. I hate driving in L.A traffic. I would love to one day catch the squirrel that steals the plums from my tree and make him a pet. I don't watch TV anymore. My 3 year old daughter is more entertaining than any TV show could ever be :)

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spaces in Togetherness

I attended the wedding celebration of my good friend
Zachary Provost this past Sunday.
The father and mother of the groom were invited to give a blessing
to the wedding couple and they read this passage from
poet Kahlil Gibran's work 'The Prophet'.
I was very moved by the wisdom of these words:

"You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when
the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cups but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow."

- 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran


Blogger angelus_raptor said...

Your blogposts are wonderful! Makes me ponder and reflect. Haha.

Anyways neat stuff ;)


Thursday, May 03, 2007 8:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a treat to have more or your spillings to soak up in addition to your beautiful music!
jen gray

Saturday, May 05, 2007 3:41:00 AM  

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