On passwords, by Gibran
Fill each other’s cup,
but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread,
but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each of you be alone,
even as the strings of a lute are alone
though they quiver with the same music.
In one article on the internet
I read that many couples know
each other’s e-mail passwords
and that they give them to each other
as a token of trust and security
Had a been wise as Gibran
and I’m not
I would’ve added:
“Send e-mails to each other
but do not give away your passwords
for the man and the earth feed off each other
and yet, they keep the secret of their beginnings; each to their own.”