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Rediscovering Kahlil Gibran

The book, The Prophet came to me in about 1963 when I was an early teen and it helped me get through the rough spots and when I was in need of some inspiration. It was the only thing I can remember bringing with me to live in San Francisco, California in 1967. When ever I felt overwhelmed I would draw a hot bath, light candles and read The Prophet. This book changed the way I looked at life and helpd mold my character.

Khalil Gibran (born Gubran Khalil Gubran[1] bin Mikhā'īl bin Sa'ad; Arabic, January 3, 1883 – April 10, 1931)
"Also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early …