I thought of Khalil Gibran, I read some article long ago, in a Alacrity Foundation(chennai)'s magazine (probably for some organizational special occation).
I liked some of his quotes
my favourite poem was Children:
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
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 your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
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
-- Kahlil Gibran
I think the spirit is very important here, Its not just the children but every one we are related with.
We do not own anybody or anything. We just have a unique role to play called "Life"
Probably I should learn something out of it. and keep it in practice. well actually I tried doing it. But Bible says "salt is useless without its saltlessness".
Now I have more aquintance who treat me with some negative note then in a friendlier and understanding manner. But life has to go till GOD decides the end.
PS: a beautiful collection of great works is here one can refer when in need of some solace.