The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word "Mother," and the most beautiful call is the call of "My mother." it is a word full of hope and love, a sweet and kind word coming from the depths of the heart. The mother is every thing — she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly.

Every thing in nature bespeaks the mother. The sun is the mother of earth and gives it its nourishment of hear; it never leaves the universe at night until it has put the earth to sleep to the song of the sea and the hymn of birds and brooks. And this earth is the mother of trees and flowers. It produces them, nurses them, and weans them. The trees and flowers become kind mothers of their great fruits and seeds. And the mother, the prototype of all existence, is the eternal spirit, full of beauty and love.

– Kahlil Gibran, from Broken Wings

Rediscovering Kahlil Gibran for the hundredth time is beautiful thing number thirty-seven.

I'm finding beauty, are you?


  1. Reply
    Susan Tiner May 8, 2011

    My son and daughter and my son’s sweetie surprised me yesterday with nice long visit. There was much laughter!
    Have a beautiful day!

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    Jennifer May 9, 2011

    Sounds perfect Susan! My day was similar – dinner at daughter’s with my mom and my other daughter. Laughter and warmth. And beautiful weather on top of it!

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