Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gibran, Khalil (1883–1931)
              Gibran was a Lebanese-born poet, philosophical essayist, and artist. He immigrated to Boston with his parents in 1895 and later lived in New York City. His thoughts inspire deep, reflective self-awareness and insight:

                        ‘One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.’
              His themes reflect his mystical, questioning nature:

                        ‘Solitude is a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches; yet it sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth.’
              His visual art and writings also express his belief that cultures and faiths have common elements which could unify humankind:

                        ‘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.’
                        ‘Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.’