Ob svetovnem dnevu otrok


Vaši otroci niso vaši otroci.
Sinovi in hčere hrepenenja življenja po življenju so.
Po vas prihajajo, a ne od vas;
in čeprav so z vami, vam ne pripadajo.

Lahko jim darujete svojo ljubezen, ne morete pa jim dati svojih misli;
kajti oni imajo svoje misli.
Pri vas domujejo njihova telesa, ne pa njihove duše;
kajti njihove duše že bivajo v hiši jutrišnjega dne,
ki je ne morete obiskati niti v sanjah.

Lahko skušate postati kot oni;
ne stremite pa za tem, da bi oni postali kot vi;
kajti življenje ne teče nazaj in se ne mudi z včerajšnjim.

Vi ste lok, s katerega se kot žive puščice izstrelijo vaši otroci.
Lokostrelec vidi cilj na poti neskončnosti
in On vas s svojo močjo napne,
da bi Njegove puščice letele hitro in daleč.
Naj napenjanje Lokostrelčeve roke rodi veselje;
kajti kakor On ljubi puščico v letu,
tako ljubi tudi lok, ki je trden.

― Kahlil Gibran

[English]

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong NOT to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
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 loves also the bow that is stable.

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