Go to the fields and seek the unexpected

“Imagine, adorable, if we were walking through a beautiful field, in a beautiful day and suddenly a storm fell over our heads. How wonderful! Is there greater emotion than seeing the elements producing wild power and energy? Let’s go to the fields, Mary, and seek the unexpected.” 

—Khalil Gibran, from a love letter written to Mary Haskell, May 24, 1914

Imagine, readers, if we were walking through a beautiful field, in a beautiful day with a person we love and suddenly we decided to celebrate the “wildly ever after” instead of the “happily ever after.”

How wonderful!

Is there a greater achievement than successfully withstanding the wild power and energy produced by the elements?

Forget the fairy tale and the happily-ever-after ending. How dull! (And unrealistic.) Look with delight upon the storms that fall over your head and the wild power and energy of the elements.

Go to the fields and seek the unexpected.

______________

See more of Kahlil Gibran’s love letters to Mary Haskill at the  blog: Gibran’s love letters

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About Arlene Somerton Smith

Writer, laughing thinker, miner of inspirational insights, sports fan, and community volunteer

Posted on October 27, 2015, in Arlene Smith, Arlene Somerton Smith, Gratitude, Inspiration, Just for Fun, life, Living life to the fullest, quote, spirituality and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, love the clouds photo. Do you use Instagram? There is an Instagram hash tag #realcloudsinthesky Your photo should be posted there also.

  2. I’m not an Instagram person – that’s one social media stream I have not adopted. But thanks. We were awestruck by the clouds that day. They looked like cloud icing.

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