Saturday, August 19, 2006

Till we meet again

This week, many people said goodbye.

Many people who would not have met under different circumstances, tearfully parted ways with the people who welcomed them and with whom they lived for the past month. Children and the volunteers who came in day after to day to play with them made promises to see one another again; their most prized possessions, drawings, dances, activities learnt during their forced vacation, treasured in their hearts, theirs forever.

This inter-cultural, inter-religious dialogue would never have been possible if this crisis had not occurred. Let us not allow this crisis to be in vain. Even though the public schools, houses, and apartments, once bursting at the seams with people who had left their homes are now empty, they still echo with their spirit, and it sings this song: "Till we meet again. take care, stay safe, know that our homes are always open, and always remember how brave we were together, and how that changed us both for the better."

4 Comments:

At Saturday, August 19, 2006 , Anonymous Z said...

Yep...

 
At Saturday, August 19, 2006 , Blogger jarvenpa said...

A very compassionate and tender view.

 
At Sunday, August 20, 2006 , Blogger yves said...

as positive as ever...beautiful, insightful, deep, and true.

 
At Wednesday, August 30, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

check this
http://lebanonheartblogs.blogspot.com/2006/08/if-youre-lebanese-blogger.html

 

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