Words I Love | On Reason & Judgement

From The Prophet

Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite.

Would that I could be the peacemaker in your soul, that I might turn the discord and the rivalry of your elements into oneness and melody.

But how shall I, unless you yourselves be also the peacemakers, nay, the lovers of all your elements?

by Kahlil Gibran

Saturday Morning

I wonder if you make breakfast for your family
Like my husband does for us?
Or if you lie in bed until
Your wife, she makes a fuss?

Is there a tangling of bedsheets
As the kids rush in to greet you?
Daddy’s home! The weekend’s here,
The freedom of no curfew.

Do you get up early to ensure that
All your chores are gotten through
So in the afternoon and later
You can chill, take time for you?

Or are you in your study
Catching up on work not done?
The kids are with their mother
They think that you’re no fun.

These are the things I wonder
As I go about my day
As we’ll never share our lives now
There will be no other way.

© Emily Page