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Look, it's just not that hard to understand.

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Submitted by stuart teich (United States), Oct 28, 2007 at 20:11

Gibran isn't the deepest poet I've ever read, nor my favorite, but he deserves more respect than this. This isn't Jabberwocky.

In this passage, he is saying the individuals in a relationship should cooperate (operate mutually) without submerging their individualities in the relationship, that a relationship is a method of living/relating, not a corporate entity. He is not advocating free love, as it was called.

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