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Left, Right, and Left Again

My Mother always told me to look both ways before crossing the street.

But nobody told me I had to look left, right, and left again before I do something in life.

So I made a mistake.

Now I know to look both ways before crossing the street.


Tears and Laughter

I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughters.

Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery, Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men; Tears with which I join the broken-hearted, Laughter that symbolizes joy over my very existence.

I prefer death through happiness a thousandfold to life in vain and in despair.

An eternal hunger for love and beauty is my desire; I know now that those who possess bounty alone are naught but miserable, but to my spirit the sighs of love are more soothing than music of the lyre.

When night comes, the flower folds it petals and slumbers with Love, and at dawn, it opens its lips to receive the Sun’s kisses, bespeckled by quick dartings of clouds which come, but surely go.

The life of flowers is hope and fulfillment and peace; tears and laughter.

The water disappears and ascends until it turns into clouds that gather upon the hills and valleys; and when it meets the breeze, it falls down upon the fields and joins that the brook that sings its way toward the sea.

The life of clouds is a life of farewell and a life of reunion; tears and laughter.

Thus the spirit separates itself from the body and walks into the world of substance, passing like clouds over the valleys of sorrow and mountains of happiness until it meets the breeze of death and returns to its starting place, the endless ocean of love and beauty which is God.

By Kahlil Gibran

Car Pe Diem

I`m dying to be born,
I`m dying to grow up,
I`m dying to go to college,
I`m dying to get married,
I`m dying to have kids,
I`m dying for my kids to grow up,
I`m dying to become a grandparent,
I`m dying to go to a nursing home,
I`m dead.
I just realized
that I haven`t really

~Hanna Pak