Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day: Love Made Visible

Just occurred to me that all I love has been a product of my labor, a 43 year marriage, raising two hard-headed sons, teaching my students for 33 years, learning my art, learning to play the guitar and sing, learning to write.

In Kahil Gibran's The Prophet, he writes "Work is love made visible. But if you cannot work without distaste, it would be better to sit at the temple gates and take alms from those who work with love."

Would that we all loved our labors.

2 comments:

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi,it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Rick Rivers said...

Wow, I want to thank you for taking the time to comment! As you can see I get very few comments, so I can only hope that people are reading and enjoying! I will check out your Blog in response!