July 31st

July 2009

“…All work is empty save when there is love; and when you work with love, you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.

And what is it to work with love?  It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.

It is to build a house with affection, even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.

It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.

It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,

and to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.

Work is love made visible.  And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.”

— Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet

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12 Responses

  1. Is it just me or did July go by fast?

  2. Beautiful. Where did July go?! Your pictures show off a lot of productivity this month!

  3. Beautiful, Kelli!

  4. Debbie July 31, 2009

    Simply beautiful!

  5. What an outstanding month for you!

  6. You had a very busy month! “Work is love made visible.” I like that–you certainly live it. Nice collage of your July highlights.

  7. July has been quite a month indeed. You’ve accomplished a lot and had lots of adventures as have I. Tomorrow starts a whole new month to enjoy. I know it will be just as fabulous as July has been for you.

  8. my cup runneth over

  9. and the labor of your love made visible is beauty itself.

  10. One of my favorite books. 🙂

  11. Looks like you had a very productive & love-filled month of July!

  12. so you’ve got the photo collage going too – how’d you do that? Is there a program you downloaded? Please enlighten me. We miss you here in Colorado – the trees are standing less tall without you.