Many years ago, in the Kids Creating Peace summer camp that I founded to bring together Israeli and Palestinian children, there was one child, only six years old, who was particularly frustrated and reluctant at the beginning of camp because he had never been in such close proximity to children from “the other side.” He didn’t know how they were going to get along, play with each other, share with each other, eat with each other, even be in the same room with each other.
On the first day, this child stood off by himself; he could not bring himself to participate in anything. Eventually, however, he slowly began to open up and be a part of the activities. This change in him was miraculous, to say the least.
At the end of the camp session, he said something that I thought was very profound and powerful, especially coming from such a young person. He said, “You know what? I think we are all like clouds, rain, and rainbows.” When the teacher asked him what he meant, he replied, “Sometimes... Read More