The Prophet

Love one another, but make not a bond of love. 

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. 

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. 

Stand together but not too near together.  For the pillars of the temple  

stand apart and the oak and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

Kahlil Gibran