SPACES IN TOGETHERNESS

ANOTHER FABULOUS WEDDING TODAY – the second this month. Rick and Emma had carefully chosen three readings, and amongst them that part of the poem The Prophet – by the Lebanese mystic Kahlil Gibran – On Marriage, published in English in January 1915 …

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 be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls

Amen and Amen! Would that all the lovers in this world – the lovers of nations and of “possessions” and of women and of men – might allow room for spaces in their togetherness. Would that the world might let go of the energy-consuming striving for “ownership” and let the winds of the heavens dance between us. For each and all must be allowed time and space for his or her private thoughts and contemplation. And where there are “spaces in togetherness” the women and the men of this world will thrive as they come to know that Love is alive. God bless Dominic and Linda, Rick and Emma: always.