A strong advocate for children and fairness, his contributions were the most sought-after on our site. Back in June, he shared this quote with us:
“I think the school board would be wise to read the following thoughts written by Kahlil Gibran in 1923. He explains so well what we all want the board to know our kids are our future and should have a voice, here are his words.”
Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not
your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell
in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in
You may strive to be like them, but seek
not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the
infinite, and He bends you with His might,
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand
be for gladness:
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.