Monday, February 10, 2014

Living Arrows - Week 6 ♥

Your children are not you 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 fifth week of Living Arrows. This weeks picture is pretty similar to last weeks, it features my baby boy smiling at my parents dog coming over to him and licking his face. My boy really does love the dog, I'm so glad that he seems to like animals. He was exploring the garden, felt grass for the first time, climbed up on the birdbath and crawled around the paving stones, he really does love the outdoors! I really love the little smile on my boys face in this picture, he melts my heart completely.



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  1. Awww...What a lovely picture. I love dogs. And your little boys smile is so pure and beautiful. I am sure he and the dog will have a lifelong bond.

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    1. Thank you so much Dee, I hope they'll be the best of friends!

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  2. how gorgeous , i absolutly love that picture , greatpost hun thanks for sharing x

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  3. Such an adorable picture, the idea of living arrows is so clever! Xx

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    1. Thank you Gemma, I think this may just be my favourite linky ever! xo

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  4. We have 2 we sties and the boys aren't interested at all! They kind of all just share the same space but that's it! Hope they cultivate a friendship like this! xx #LivingArrows

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    1. I hope they do too Lucy, it's so great to see children and animals interacting :)

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  5. I loved last weeks and I love this weeks just as much. I adore pictures of children & animals interacting, there is something so magical about them.

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    1. Awh thank you Franki! I'm so glad he loves the dog :)

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  6. Another lovely photo but so much better to see his face and the delight on it so clearly!

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    1. Thank you so much, delighted to have captured his face in this shot :)

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  7. Pure delight, what lovely and trusting relationship they must have!

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    1. Thank you Oana, yes a very trusting relationship they have! :)

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  8. Aww this is such a lovely capture. I love how the colours pop!

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  9. So cute, another great moment between your little one and your lovely dog. They will be a great team for a long time to come!

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    1. Thank you Jenny! I hope they will be :)

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  10. A fearless bond; what a beautiful pic :-)

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  11. What a wonderful capture, even more cuter than last week if that's possible! Gorgeous together :)

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  12. Amazing photo!!
    Angie
    PS - so glad to be co-hosting the Wake Up Wednesday Linky with you!

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  13. Awesome picture. He is just adorable Visiting from the Wakeup Wed Linky!! :) Nice to meet you!

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  14. woow, nice photography with cutie playing with doggie

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