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The Prophet. On Death and Dying.

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

As my mom prepares to leave this earth behind, she has been magically free from pain and able to hear and speak and laugh with us. We have spent these last days sharing enduring memories and our continued hopes and dreams for each other. I will miss that laugh more than anything, but I know she’ll continue to send us messages of love always and I will be listening and watching. My heart reaches out to all who have lost loved ones. Remember that our tears create an ocean of love.

The wisdom of Kahlil Kibran shared through The Prophet, has been a place I’ve turned to for comfort and confirmation in times of both joy and sorrow as he addresses all parts of our human lives. Here is an excerpt on Death…

From The Prophet:

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”

One Response to “The Prophet. On Death and Dying.”

  1. Greg Says:

    The Riddle of Life is to be understood through knowing the nature of death.

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