Year Four… Happy Anniversary

When love beckons to you follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you…..
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches quivering in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth….
But if in your fear you would seek only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
— Khalil Gibran–

27 thoughts on “Year Four… Happy Anniversary”

  1. happy anniversary !!Is this pic from pakistan…background is very very pakistani and looks perfect with kashif’s shalwar kameez. You both look gorgeous…mashallah !!!


  2. Huda, Shabina, Jane, Baraka, Mystic, Enyur, Rewtwo, Zack, Reza: Thank you!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ That means so much!(Reza: long time no see, hope you’ve been allright!)(Mystic: nope, that picture was taken in Florida, very desi though :))(Enyur: yeah i dont nkow the proper thing to say but what was cool was at the restaurant we went to for dinner the lady said “happy four!” for fourth of july independence day but it was our fourth anniversary. lol. I guess the only time that will ever happen!)(Jane, lol, yes ofcourse they are just for us, who else would it be for? ;0))


  3. lol! Awww…yeah that is pretty cool!! I’m just wondering when the lady said ‘happy four’ what was the first thing that came to mind..your anniversary or the 4th of July?


  4. Wayfarer, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚Maleeha, aw thanks :0)Tahin, welcome, and thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I like your cartoon on the side, its one of my favorites.Enyur, lol. Hmm well I knew what she meant but it was funny ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. tee, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚bbcd- awwww so nice to see you sis!!! I miss you, you were one of my first bloggy friends ๐Ÿ˜ฆMommyblogr, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚Koonj, Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚Mars, thanks, well today was our walima so actually not belated at all. lol! ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Happy anniversary okay I’m a little late but better late than never no? Happy Happy anniversary may you always feel the way you do today about each other.


  7. Just passing by and last as usual:) Happy belated anniversary. I had to comment though because you quoted Khalil Gibran and I remembered our undergrad days from Country Gardens when we would read poetry and envision our future. But it makes me all emotional (and gives me goose gumps because we are now living that en-visioned future) so lets just leave it at that:)


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