Saturday, March 19, 2011

The House Of Tomorrow


(My son, Mauna Rd. Big Island early 90's)

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..
Khalil Gibran~

Fast foreword- same camping area..
standing by the gate not far from the road above
 2010

22 comments:

Joyful said...

cool ;-) i admire parents who understand that their children are not their possessions but a gift from above who need to be guided. love and xx

Ginny said...

What a wonderful pair of pictures!!! And that is my favorite Gibran from The Prophet. What are those amazing flowers in your header? They look like little umbrellas!

Joyful said...

My last post wasn't about flamingos. The link for the flamingos is here (enjoy)
http://snapthatpenny.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-safari-at-nakuru-national-park.html

The Write Girl said...

Wonderful photos and I think the poetry is simply stunning. That is such a wonderful way to look at the future generations. Wise words here!

Joop Zand said...

I like this pictures, specially you head photo of your blog.

greetings, joop

Sandra said...

our children become adults so fast, time flees from us and their they are, grown ups. the orange flower in your header, i have only seen once. selby gardens has a few of these, but only once did they have these gorgeous orange flowers. love the header shot. my babies are 44 and 46 and that is downright scary since they were just born a few months ago. ha ha

Short Poems said...

What a beautiful pair of pictures and the poetry is just amazing! Loved your lovely blog :)

Amin said...

I agree with Sandra about children...

Amin said...

Wonderful new header!

Amin said...

Beautiful photos...

Leenie said...

The Khalil Gibran quote is so perfectly done. I've read it many times but it is good to see it again and be reminded of its eloquence and wisdom. Fun to see the builders of the houses of tomorrow even though we will never visit them.

Disasters set us back, but still we go on and learn and help each other.

rainfield61 said...

It is sad to know but this is a fact about our children.

But we still enjoy all the moments.

teca said...

It's amazing the strength of your posts.
I wish I had more time to read everything very calm.
And your photos are gorgeous. It contained a lot of feeling in them.
I wish you have a wonderful week, dear Regina.
A huge kiss with warm hug.

Amin said...

This orange is very interesting for me...I have not seen before so like flower...Beautiful...

Amin said...

Have a wonderful week!

Anya said...

Very touching lines Regina
it make me think ;)
LOVE your header orange shot
Its puurfect !!!
( I have never seen before that flower !!)

Have a lovely day
hugs from us

Kareltje =^.^= ♥ Betsie >^.^<
Anya :)

Amin said...

That flower has the fragrance ...

Amin said...

That building must be Court building..,

Regina said...

How wonderful! The header looks succulent.
Cheers my dear.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
xo

i stora drag said...

Hi Regina!
That poem is very true and it's beautiful written!
Our children become very quickly grown-ups!
Me and my husband have four boys, but only the youngest is living by us now!

Thanks for your sweet comments in my blog! :)
Yes, I felt so happy when I saw and phtographed the litte rabbit in my garden!
Best regards
/Pia

Remington said...

Hi Remington here! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like yours. VERY nice! BTW -- I am going to follow you....no, not around your kitchen....just in Blogland....I hope we can be great friends!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and it made me think of me and my mom and how I am with my son. Your photos are gorgeous, I love the header shot.

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