Exchanged


Traditions are held.
Yet boundaries extended
as we celebrate Christmas with our Muslim student from Israel.
Packages wrapped in tolerance; sealed in understanding; filled with wisdom.
We exchange gifts of peace and love.

This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

This weekend we want you to give us a pithy summary of your feelings about the holidays.  Your response does not need to be cynical or sarcastic.  We welcome all thoughts and feelings about this time of year--so long as you express those thoughts and feelings in 33 words.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Exchanged


Traditions are held.
Yet boundaries extended
as we celebrate Christmas with our Muslim student from Israel.
Packages wrapped in tolerance; sealed in understanding; filled with wisdom.
We exchange gifts of peace and love.

This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

This weekend we want you to give us a pithy summary of your feelings about the holidays.  Your response does not need to be cynical or sarcastic.  We welcome all thoughts and feelings about this time of year--so long as you express those thoughts and feelings in 33 words.

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8 Comments:

At December 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

I enjoyed reading this. Merry Christmas to all of you.

 
At December 23, 2012 at 5:12 AM , OpenID humantriumphant said...

Your line that included "Christmas," "Muslim," and "Israel" all in one place immediately brought Old Jerusalem to my mind...along with a like prayer to my reading of your ending. Peace to you, -j

 
At December 23, 2012 at 5:48 AM , Blogger Tara R. said...

A lovely way to spend Christmas, in the true sense of the holiday. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 
At December 23, 2012 at 6:15 AM , Blogger lumdog2012 said...

Lovely sentiments!

 
At December 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM , OpenID nrhatch said...

Loved this:

Packages wrapped in tolerance; sealed in understanding; filled with wisdom.
We exchange gifts of peace and love.

 
At December 23, 2012 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Draug said...

I love this! <3 It's always great to try new traditions!

 
At December 23, 2012 at 10:30 PM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

I nominated you for a Liebster award here
http://scraps-from-life.blogspot.in/2012/12/thanks-for-liebster-award.html

 
At December 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM , Blogger j umbaugh said...

This is well done and thought provoking.

 

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