— ‘are you a newspaperman who sells his idea and his principle in the s***e market, who lives on the misery of people like a buzzard which descends only upon a decaying carcass?
or are you a teacher on the platform of the city gathering experience from life and presenting it to the people as sermons you have learned?
[...] are you a searching writer full of self-admiration, keeping his head in the valley of a dusty past, where the ages discarded the remnant of its clothes and useless ideas?
or are you a clear thinker examining what is good and useful for society and spending your life in building what is useful and destroying what is harmful? [...] in the middle east, there are two processions: one procession is of old people walking with bent backs, supported with bent canes; they are out of breath though their path is downhill. the other is a procession of young men, running as if on winged feet, and jubilant as with musical strings in their throats, surmonting obstacles as if they were magnets drawing them up the mountainside and magic enchanting their hearts. [...] which are you and in which procession do you move? [...] find if you are a s***e of yesterday or free for the morrow.
i tell you that the children of yesteryears are walking in the funeral of the era that they created for themselves. they are pulling a rotted rope that might break soon and cause them to drop into a forgotten abyss. [...] but the children of tomorrow are the ones called by life and they follow it with steady steps and heads high, they are the dawn of new frontiers, no smoke will veil their eyes and no jingle of chains will drown their voices’. —• extracts from ‘the new frontier’ #khalilgibran ♥️ (check out the full version, incredible.) [photo taken in reykjavik, 2019]
#baci da #venezia 🍯