June 10th, 2002

Sam and Frodo

a lovely weekend. WAP, mahogany, pride and party

Friday night I had dinner with my family for my dad's birthday, at Centro in Central Square. Collapse )

Then there was Jeremiah-watching. Jeremiah was very sentimental this week, but pretty good. I didn't like it quite as much as the folks I was watching it with seemed to. I did like the transvestite madam, though. How very Rocky Horror.

rmd and I stayed at my place so we could go to the Somerville Gay Pride flag-raising in Davis Square in the morning. Collapse )

Some folks went on to Boston Pride, others went home, and rmd and I went to hang out at Diesel. Amazingly, we snagged a table in front while we were still in line for our drinks, and sat and read newspapers and so forth. We'd caught sight of cthulhia's psanky (part of the Windows Art Project) as we'd come in to Davis Square, and we went for another look and to visit more windows. I particularly like the Greek Vase egg. Looking through the web site, I also really like the Accidental Stonewash, but I don't recall whether it was in the window.

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We'll have to go back before June 28, to get the windows we missed, on College Ave. and upper Holland Ave.

We had burritos for lunch and then took a nap that I thought would be a half hour but turned into three. Very late in the day we got to T's birthday party, where we saw bikergeek, hammercock, and other folks (hee, chick vibes!). We spent a very congenial couple of hours there, meeting all the pets including the new dog, Daisy. T is quitting the glitter and temp. tattoos thing she's been doing, so we took away some of each at cost. The rest goes to eBay, heh.

Sunday was a very slow-starting dayCollapse )

We went out for Indian food (rmd bought, because she's about to be employed again--kick ass!) We went back to rmd's place and finally watched the SFU pilot. We'd missed it and I guess one other episode, when we got started on the series in reruns last summer. claudia_media for that and more on Jeremiah.

zartan posted. Not happy reading, but excellent.
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Sam and Frodo

On Children

This is especially for fox1013.

I didn't know until I websearched just now that this is a poem by Kahlil Gibran. I know it as a song by Sweet Honey In The Rock and also as covered by The Flirtations.

[the part with a melody]
Your children are not your children
They are the sons and the daughters of life's longing for itself.
They come through you, but they are not from you
And though they are with you, they belong not to you.

You can give them your love but not your thoughts
No, they have their own thoughts.
You can house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls live in the house of tomorrow
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You can strive to be like them,
But seek not to make them just like you.
[the rest of Gibran's original]
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
As living arrows are sent forth.

The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
And He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the Archer's hand be for gladness:
For even as he loves the arrow that flies,
So He also loves the bow that remains.