I came across a great blog entry today. The blog, The Rules of Breakup, is something I stumbled upon through one my many blog-perusing sessions—I think it was referenced in nine. (And I note, since they both blog anonymously, that I do not know either of them personally—although after all the blog entries I kinda feel like I do.)
Nine is something I came across during my last breakup, when I was desperate to find some form of camaraderie on my journey. She’s spot on with her analysis of the process she’s going through—and while our relationships were very different, we seem to hit the same obstacles at the same time.
Anyways, both of these blogs, although they have a different voice and personality, are well-written and insightful. With that said, in a recent entry on The Rules of Breakup, she recites (rewrites?) a passage from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet that I like…
…and I quote:
When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his feathers may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so he is for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height
and caresses your tenderest branches,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
All these things shall love do unto you
that you may know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life’s heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only
love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you to cover yourself and pass out of love’s door,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh,
but not all of your laughter,
and weep, but not all of your tears.