Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Time - Welcome to 2014

If you stop and think about it, during the last two days a large majority of people on this plant have been preoccupied with the concept of time.  Saying goodbye to a period of time - New Years Eve - and welcoming in a new conceptualized period of time - 2014.

I was recently looking through a stack of very old books from my Grandmother's library and I found a well worn, 1939 edition of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.  
A 75 year old book - wow - although the book was first published
 in 1923 and continues to
be one of the best selling books of all time.

I loved Gibran's words concerning time, and thought I would share 
them with you to begin this new year.  

Hope yours is a good one
                                         ~ diane fergurson

And an astronomer said, Master, what of Time? 
And he answered:

You would measure time the measureless and 
the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even direct 
the course of your spirit according to hours 
and seasons. 
Of time you would make a stream upon whose
bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet, the timeless in you is aware of timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today's
memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
And that which sings and contemplates
in you is still swelling with the bounds of that 
first moment which scattered the stars into
Who among you does not feel that his power 
to love is boundless?
And yet who does not feel that very love,
through boundless, encompassed within the 
center of his being, not moving from love
thought to love through, nor from love deeds to
other love deeds?
And is not time even as love is, undivided and
But if in your thought you must measure 
time into seasons, let each season encircle all the
other seasons,
And let today embrace the past with remembrance
and the future with longing.

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