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When was the last time you felt the wind on your skin? Was it yesterday, the last summer? Or even years ago … ? Do you remember how it feels when the wind is touching you like an invisible hand, like a mother loving her child or like a caring spouse touching your hair softly?
I love each season, but summer I like most. Feeling the wind and sun on my skin, walking bare feet on the earth or grass, hmmmm … that is a feeling of freedom: ‘holiday’ means time for myself and my beloved ones, ‘the sea’ means waves are music for my ears, ‘having less to wear or being almost naked’ means being ALIGNED, RECONNECTED with nature!
One of our last posts was “Self-Knowledge” from the spiritual master Khalil Gibran. Today it is time for a new passage of his book “The Prophet”. I liked it very much. Of course there is a deeper meaning, but today I just would like to focus on what is on the surface: feel the wind on your skin. Especially pay attention on the last sentence…
“And the weaver said, ‘Speak to us of Clothes.’
And he answered:
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain.
Would that you could meet the sun and the wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment,
For the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind.
Some of you say, ‘It is the north wind who has woven the clothes to wear.’
But shame was his loom, and the softening of the sinews was his thread.
And when his work was done he laughed in the forest.
Forget not that modesty is for a shield against the eye of the unclean.
And when the unclean shall be no more, what were modesty but a fetter and a fouling of the mind?
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ‘
Wonderful, isn’t it?… earth delights to feel your bare feet … winds long to play with your hair …
And last, but not least, I would like to share an inspiring, colorful dance scene from the movie about Rada and Zobar, a gypsy love story, based on a 1892 story by Maxim Gorki, “Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven”. We watched it with Nico today.
Just watch, how the gypsies are dancing and wind is accompanying them.
Wish you a wonderful spring & summer this year …