Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Sign Of Peace

Tēnā koutou katoa – Greetings to you all
A Rainbow of HopeThis year, the musician and visionary, Benjamin Zander said,
“I can imagine a conversation between a Jew and an Arab which says, ‘It is a privilege to share this land which we inherited from our forefather, Abraham, and just think what we have given to the world in art and culture and knowledge and mysticism and religion, and what we could teach the world about living together.’ That is something! Now, that conversation hasn’t actually taken place yet. If it did, it would transform the world.”

On 29 December 2008 my daughters called me to the living room window to see a magnificent rainbow. It was indeed magnificent, and as all rainbows in the evening, it circled the east.

When I posted a picture of it on Flickr, Bonnie Kaplan said,
“What a great sign of good luck for all of us.”
I hope she is right. My hope is that it is a sign from the east that there will be peace in 2009 and for all time.

Ngā mihi nui – Best wishes


Paul C said...

What a wonderful photo with a poignant hope for the future. Happy New Year, Ken.

Teaching Sagittarian said...

Stunning photo Ken - thanks for sharing it. Happy New Year to you and your family!