Sunday, February 13, 2005

"And what of Marriage, master?"

True, come Monday 14 February is Valentine Day. Having multiple roles in life, I then find this day just extra ordinary for I reckon we can express our love every day of our life. But there is no harm, of course, in greeting everyone a "Happy Valentine Day!"

We may wonder how this celebration originated. "During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and in England that February 14 was the beginning of bird's mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of February -Valentine's Day- should be a day for romance." Other ideas on the history of this celebration is explained
here.

From a child's
point of view, this day is really interesting. For a born romantic, this is something to look forward to.

But for me who have been happily married to
Nap for so long, it just means an additional year of being together. Since I am no longer materialistic, Monday will just be a fine day.

And before I forget, I just want to share this from The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran:

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master?
And he answered saying:


You were born together, and together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
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 be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping
For only in the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

no more lollipops roses, and teddy bears. Victor laurel yata yun!o tirso cruz 111. akala ko ba maka jude law ka...

sachiko said...

Hello there!
Hope you are not too busy these days because there's a thing that has been going around the blogger world and you have been tagged!

Please visit my site.You have to face the music..lol!

sachiko said...

Hi! Sorry for the inconvenience,luchie..Please copy the questions and paste them with your answers.. :)Then pass them to three people.

Thanks and looking forward to your music post!

Luchie said...

Sachiko:
It was not an inconvenience actually. I enjoyed writng this music post.