Barn är till låns

För tio år sedan dog en barndomsvän i en flygolycka. I ett inlägg på Facebook idag, skriver hans mamma så här och länkar till nedan video:

”Something what I have learnt very deep in this life… This was in my mind for ten years ago, at 9.11. when I was sitting in the Chapell of Silverdal in Stockholm and waiting while the body of my son was burnt to ashes, to be left in the ocean the next day:
Your children are not your children
Kahlil Gibran…”

On Children –  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.

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.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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