“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, 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.”

—Kahlil Gibran’s “On Children”


Practicing his Blue Steel

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

“The more you pursue permanence, the more you will feel the impermanence of things.” —Alan Watts

Ain’t that the truth.


My little man turned one today.

Let’s pretend I posted this on Halloween. 🎃


It was a good day. 🍂

Little man’s first pumpkin patch

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” —Voltaire