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.

picture this

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.


Lisa said...

Children often provide the most moving and important of moments

James said...

Having several young'uns myself, I am amazed at just how unaware they are of all the silly prejudices that we adults have. It is so refreshing to see them play with other kids - they don't care about the kids' ethnicity, religion, etc...They only care that the other kid has the toy they want.