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The beginning of something

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” There are many things I do not know. I do know that in a few weeks a cold and scared human fleeing to the mountains from Syria will be handed a sleeping bag. And when that human lays down at night on the hard earth under a blanket of brilliant stars and snuggles up in that sleeping bag she will feel something slightly rough on the inside lining near the zipper. And when she wakes up in the morning and the sun illuminates the world she will see the simple stitching of a seven year old in the shape of a heart. And that one action, that one acorn, I do not know what forests will grow from it but I have faith that it can be the beginning of something beautiful on both sides of the world.

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