I headed from Bethlehem to New Britain, CT for my regular meet up with the Loving Kindness Youth Group. I worked up ‘The Vine and Fig Tree’, a wonderful peace round, and taught it to the kids and families as a template for using Thich Nhat Hahn words. It worked nicely, but getting Buddhists to sing louder is hard.
We refreshed the two songs we’ve worked on – ‘Peace is the Way’ and ‘Black and White’. The kids are picking up the challenge. It was a 400 mile trek for gas money, but worth the hugs I got from the kids and the respect from the parents.
Swords into plowshares – and interesting teaching moment. And singing rounds promotes a whole lot of character-building moments, too.
Off to a toddler concert tomorrow morning in NJ.