Friday, April 27, 2018
If she's lonely, she seems to have adopted us. She spends long minutes, sitting on the railing of our deck, not eating sunflower seeds, just cogitating her dove-y thoughts.
Feeling alone is one of our basic human emotions. It manifests in various flavors, such as I don't belong... or I feel left out.
On the one hand, we all belong to the human race. And on the other hand, since it's all emptiness, there's nothing and no one to belong to.
So the next time you feel like a lonesome dove yourself, remember this poem by Kahlil Gibran.
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.