on eating and drinking;

{we interrupt this blog of bad puns and puppy mentions for a lovely quote i found from a dear friend. so good to keep it in mind on this holiday}

“…when you kill a beast say to him in your heart,
‘by the same power that slays you, i too am slain; and i too shall be consumed.
for the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand.
your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven.’

and when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart,
‘your seeds shall live in my body,
and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
and your fragrance shall be my breath,
and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.’

and in the autumn, when you gather the grapes of your vineyards for the winepress, say in your heart,
‘i too am a vineyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the winepress,
and like new wine i shall be kept in eternal vessels.’
and in winter, when you draw the wine, let there be in your heart a song for each cup;
and let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress.”

-kahlil gibran.


3 thoughts on “on eating and drinking;

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