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Sonu and Nur 2020

Oct 17, 2020

Dear Nur and Sonu,

I wish you great happiness. For now, I’ll place here one of my favorite poems, an excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. In the future, I will add a few thoughts I would like to share with you two.

With love,
Babu mama


Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
let it rather be 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 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. 

Here is a link to the video:
Your Cousins Wishing You on Your Engagement