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The Colors of Palestine

Well, red, certainly. Blood red, all too often. Green and black as well, on the flag. And white, for the smiles of the kids.




These three are sisters in a refugee camp [not one I visited]. There is a big shortage of funds to build new playgrounds for them and for all the other kids who don't have any. Sometimes they don't have any water nor electricity, either. Nurzie tells me it gets cold in the desert at night, where she is, and she is considerably south of these sisters.

In a couple of weeks there is a marathon in Philly which is a fundraiser for this cause. You can donate with you feet or you can donate with your wallet. Or you can also donate in your prayers and by keeping them in your heart.

Here's the link: http://playgroundsforpalestine.com/news.php?ID=35

The whole idea, both here and on the other side of the Separation Wall in Kiota's home town school [which is building a whole new campus with playgrounds], is to point kids away from growing up with hopelessness and with the emo aggression that will get them killed all too early. Point them away from that toward something positive. One of the kids from Russia named Alina, now at Ki's school, is Jewish [of course] and loves to cook and wants to move forward into a professional career doing that. And she's great now --- she cooked me this awesome omelet --- and she will be greater as she grows :)

And that is a very very good thing.

Somehow when children can be more happy we all are a little safer. No matter where we are.

The colors of Palestine, and of course those of Israel too, need to be happy ones, not bloody ones.

Maybe it's an effort just to touch your own Inner Child, to love her or him and to support yourself. But that, and this, are all efforts worth making. You will see, if you try.

Blessings Be.

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elvenforever
Nov. 17th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
I think this is lovely. And Nurzie is right...it does get cold in the desert at night. I forgot about that. I've been in...lived in...a few deserts in my life. Arizona. California. Super hot during the day; all the heat dissipates at night. It's pretty weird that way.

Hmmm, then Lois really will need what I am making for her.


Maybe it's an effort just to touch your own Inner Child, to love her or him and to support yourself. But that, and this, are all efforts worth making. You will see, if you try.

Yes, indeed. Words to live by. Me likes muchly. :)

silverplate88
Nov. 19th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Well, if whatever you're making for Lois is anything like what you made for meeee, she will be one blessed lady indeed.

Because of what you will put into it =)
elvenforever
Nov. 19th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Ha, it is different. What I am making for Lois is quite a bit larger than what I made you.

But made with the same care. :)
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