Sorrel, an art doll handmade by Christine at Du Buh Du Designs, wears a cap and silk dress containing words from "On Love" by Lebanese-born poet Khalil Gibran.
"...But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
"To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy; To return home at eventide with gratitude; And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips." - Khalil Gibran
On this day in 2000, David met my plane at Heathrow, London. We had first met at an e-commerce conference the previous November in New York. In the interim, we communicated via telephone and email. Two years later, an excerpt from an essay in Gibran's book The Prophet was part of our wedding ceremony at Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy's private chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Wishing you and yours much love and joy on St. Valentine's Day and every day of the year...