Saturday Morning

My life is quiet.

There is little beside working and walking.

I have no desire to see people, and I feel as though I am waiting for something new and strange which will burn the unburnt side of my soul.

~ Kahlil Gibran, (1912) from “Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journal” 


Notes: Photo: Sébastien CHAZALET (Annecy) with Alone.

Comments

  1. “omething new and strange which will burn the unburnt side of my soul.”
    To be consumed…

    I have an obsession with reading people’s letters. Started with finding my parents letters to each other before they got married. Yes, read them secretly.

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  2. I stopped at the same part of the passage as Sawsan: “…something new and strange which will burn the unburnt side of my soul.” In my case, I do desire to be with people.

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  3. The same line gave me pause too…the parts of our soul which await the new sensation of being set on fire

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  4. Rita Szabadszallasi says:

    That sounds like a line I might have written as ….

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  5. every so often, we are set on fire, usually when we least expect it

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  6. I’m a sucker for letters, although often I think I must be one of a very few (infinitesimally few) who is still writing….. This pairing sounds like a dream – those two – how I envy them, how I’d like to spy in their correspondence.
    And I’m not surprised to find co-suckers in Sawsan and Dale…. We’re a dying-out sort!
    Also, I like your pairing – just beautiful.
    Have a very good weekend.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Rumi and I tend to agree … ‘I have no desire to see people, and I feel as though I am waiting for something new and strange which will burn the unburnt side of my soul.’ … Kahlil Gibran, (1912) from “Beloved Prophet: The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell, and Her Private Journal”

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  8. Oh to live always in the unknown spaces of something new and strang setting my soul on fire!

    I always appreciate, David, how your quotes open a gate to exploring ideas and feelings, thoughts and emotions, setting my creative essence on fire..

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  9. Relax... says:

    Ah.. sometimes one does feel over-peopled/underburnt.

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  10. Quiet is one thing, but this sounds like his life is downright boring.

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  11. Sunday morning here and a nice day as well

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  12. Oh snap. This is what I was talking about in my comment on your Friday post.

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