Monday, 29 November 2010
a special moment .... a very special moment.
on the way home in the train yesterday
I witnessed a very special moment.
There was an Islamic family (mom, dad and daughter) and sitting beside them was a Chinese mother and her daughter.
for a few moments, these two little girls
just watched each other
one reached out her hand to the other
they are both holding hands
and they smile
both families aknowledge this by
smiling at each other
many people in the train were watching the
little girls and were smiling too
a very special moment
at that moment I remembered that In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture, given in 1964, he talks about the idea of a house, “We have inherited a big house, a great ‘world house’ in which we have to live together - black and white, Easterners and Westerners, Gentiles and Jews, Catholics and Protestants, Moslem and Hindu, a family unduly separated in ideas, culture, and interests who, because we can never again live without each other, must learn, somehow, in this one big world, to live with each other.”
and on the brink of the upcoming holidays, no matter what you celebrate or what you believe in, we are all people who make up this truly wonderful world we live in.