Looking forward to a day

In a time when identities can lead to

tribalism and nationalism

my blood is not thicker than water.

 

I choose to be a world citizen

celebrating unity in diversity and

the full diversity of

all my cultural heritages.

 

World Unity Day

that’s a celebration worth hoping for.

 

Love you Mum and Dad

Tasmania,

Queensland, Papua New Guinea,

Papua New Guinean Australia,

Oceania, France, England

and any other culture that wants to claim me.

I will be yours.

 

By June Perkins

In a Gentle Way Shake the World

Ripple Poetry

June Perkins ©

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

I matched this quote and image, because the gentle art of henna, can be a way for people to spend time together to build friendship and community. We had a henna workshop recently, which uplifted all who attended. Whilst we learnt to apply the henna we talked about traveling and feeling connected to the world. There were many nationalities, experiences, cultures and spiritual backgrounds in our gathering, and in our diversity we also felt oneness and unity.

This month’s contribution to Nineteen Months, for more visit NINETEEN MONTHS

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