Was just reading this one of my favorite books, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The ProphetÃ¢â‚¬Â by Khalil Jibran , and just thought of quoting this concept of love and marriage here. I love the depths of these linesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦its how I think it should be (refer to my poem Ã¢â‚¬Å“Be MineÃ¢â‚¬Â)
Says Kahlil Jibran:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
Love one another but make not a bond of love:
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 apartÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Yet make one strong building stand!
(The conclusion lines mine!)