AnElephantCant remember so long ago
To the time he first became a fan
When The Prophet began
To tell of the man
The inspirational Khalil Gibran
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This week there is a choice of quotes.
AnElephant chooses this one.
“If your heart is a volcano,
how shall you expect flowers to bloom?” – Khalil Gibran
He was angry.
Angry at his school and angry at his parents.
Then angry at his job and angry at his few friends.
Just angry at the world, it always seemed.
Until he met her.
She was good.
Far too good for him, everyone said.
She was pretty.
Far too pretty for him.
She was sweet.
He was still angry, but kept it under control when she was around.
Her friends were astonished, and his were amazed.
Have you gone soft?
He always scowled when asked the question.
What do you see in him?
She always smiled when asked the question.
He is good, she said, you will see.
When their first child was born the anger disappeared forever.
Not immediately, of course.
It took time.
But around his son there was never any temper, nor aggression.
He smiled at the baby, at his wife and, eventually, at the world around him.
a tiny drop
blossoms into a miracle