Friday, June 24, 2016

The Prophet

I was researching something, a couple of weeks ago. About something. Some things are something.

I came across a guy, Khalil Gibran, who wrote a tome called The Prophet.

He influenced John Lennon on The White Album. Also Johnny Cash, and David Bowie.

I ordered the book.

And read it on my vacation.

Your worldview is mostly fixed, at 42. But great literature can shift that. Glacially, but importantly.

This is the kind of poetry that does that. I might read it again in a year, and shift again. Incrementally, but importantly.

Here is my favorite quote.

Life, and all that lives, is conceived in the mist, and not in the crystal.
And who knows but a crystal is mist in decay?

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