Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Book

There is a small book on our bookshelves, not much bigger than my hand.  I have had this book since 1970.  The cover and the pages are worn.  It is on my list of recommended books that I give to my students. It was published in 1923, written by a poet, artist and philosopher from Lebanon, Kahil Gibran.  The book is The Prophet, one of my five most favorite books.

Every time I read it, something different jumps out at me.  As the years have gone by, the familiar words I have read time and time again take on a different meaning with each life experience that I have.  The pages I read today resonate differently than they did when I was 18.

Gibran's words are beautiful and truthful.  The first time I ever read them, I thought this person can not be of this earth.  I still feel that way.

If you have never read this little book, do yourself a great favor and read it.  Read it with an open mind and heart and then maybe a year from now read it again.  Share it with your children, grandchildren and friends, give it as a gift. 

Tomorrow is mid-week, hump day.  January is passing quickly.  Don't forget to be kind.


  1. You reminded me that I have this book and also have had it since I was very young. I think it's packed away with others that I had when we moved here. I need to get it out and read it again. January is going fast and I'm not one to wish my life away but winter has us in it's grasp and I find myself wishing for Spring! Take care!

  2. I never came across this book. I'll look it up.
    Thanks for this.Hugs, Julia