InkTober 2016 - DAY 31:"FRIEND" Pen, Prismacolor markers & pencil
THIS IS THE LAST DAY FOR INKTOBER 2016==> #inktober #inktober2016 Day 3I of InkToberfest; the prompt word of the day is 'FRIEND'. Being born only 2 years & 3 months apart, Boo & Mer fell naturally into a close, fun, loving sibling relationship--they were always each other's Best Friend Forever! These two wonderful Souls were drawn to incarnate together, as they have so many times before, and I am grateful and amazed to have been the Doorway through which they again entered this World...
A final word on the subject of this Inktober 2016: Boo & Mer...before I ever had children of my own, I found this poem by Kahil Gibran and set it in my heart...As I look at these two children today, grown adults, I recall it to myself and to all parents:
by 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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