you are the mirror

you are the mirror

Where shall you seek beauty,
and how shall you find her
unless she herself be your way and your guide?
And how shall you speak of her
except she be the weaver of your speech?

. . . beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.
But you are life and you are the veil.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

~Kahlil Gibran, (1883 – 1931)

4 thoughts on “you are the mirror

  1. I love Kahlil Gibran’s writing. One of my favorite lines: “For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.” But the lines you chose here are so much kinder . . . love that:).

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