- Hello All,
I am a new member of your group. I am actually very
ill-informed about the writings of Khalil Gibran, but
for all i know of the person he might be my greatest
inspiration. Like me, he's a Middle Eastern artists in
America. Like I had to struggle to find out where I
stand in this world and struggle with the influence of
religion in my life, he had to struggle through his
own religiosity before resolving his crissi in a most
beautiful way in the book "The Prophet."
What interests me most about him is the way he has
established the neither-here-nor-there identity of the
migrant and refugee artists coming of age in a foreign
country, who struggle in our age of easy passage among
continents to form their identity with their feet kept
apart in different continents. It's very significant
that Gibran was an atheist who wrote a spiritual book
and also claim to belong to either America and to
Lebanon, his home country. For, as I believe, as does
Naomi Shihab Nye, my favorite contemporary poet, "Love
is living in two countries." I desire to find out in
this group whether such a thing has been made
I wish to get in touch with people who have
experiences of growing up between two worlds, as it
were, who might be in tune with the spirit i hold
dear, which Khalil Gibran held dear as well.
Many Many Thanks
with their roots and return to their homelands every
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