Monday, September 08, 2008

Life's Gifts - Olive Schreiner

If there is a gift I could give my daughter and grand daughter it would be this : -
Life's Gifts

I saw a woman sleeping. In her sleep she dreamt Life stood before her, and held
in each hand a gift - in the one Love, in the other Freedom. And she said to
the woman, "Choose!"
And the woman waited long: and she said, "Freedom!"
And Life said, "Thou hast well chosen. If thou hadst said, "Love", I would
have given thee that thou didst ask for; and I would have gone from thee,
and returned to thee no more. Now, the day will come when I shall return. In
that day I shall bear both gifts in one hand."
I heard the woman laugh in her sleep.

love you,
g o g o

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