Monday, January 13, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 2 ♥

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

*By  Kahlil Gibran

I am taking part in I Heart Snapping's weekly Living Arrows project, a photography project to capture an image which represents childhood to you through the actions, likes, dislikes, looks and movements of your own children. Below is my picture for the second week of Living Arrows. What Tyler Lee was doing really stuck in my mind. He was lying on our bed staring at a picture of his father and I. I wonder what he was thinking? He lay motionless, transfixed on the image. I wonder did he even realise it was us, his parents, or if he wondered how we were in the frame yet I was still sitting next to him. Imagine the magic of a child's view of the world, not knowing how things work and trying to make sense of all these things which don't seem to make the least bit of sense! Utterly amazing.




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  1. Aww your LO looks so relaxed and peaceful in this photo. I bet that doesn't happen often!! Lovely photo hun x

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    1. He was Debs and you're right, it doesn't happen often! :) xo

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  2. Lovely photo and I love the Slugs and Snails tights, my little boy has loads! x

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    1. Thank you Jess. The Slugs and Snails tights are fab, we must order more xo

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  3. Awww lovely picture, he looks so relaxed x

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    1. Thanks so much, he was so relaxed, it never happens! xo

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  4. I love a nice light filled black and white photo. He looks so relaxed, a rare treat!

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    1. Thank you so much, it really was a treat!

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  5. That is one happy baby! Love the black and white and absolutely love the cardigan and big chunky buttons :)

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    1. Thank you Donna, I love his cardigan too, it was knitted by his great grandmother :)

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  6. Adorable, I love black and white and this captures an atmosphere and essence so beautifully xx

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  7. Ahhh, there is nothing quite that way that babies relax. They just really know how to chill don't they. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for linking up to Living Arrows. x

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  8. Aww, his little outfit looks so cosy! I often wonder what they're thinking. Babies are such fascinating little things aren't they? x

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