Will You Walk With Me?

Who are you? I want to know about you.
Who am I? I am glad you asked. Where are you from? ………………

Can we take a walk together?  Just to talk and to listen.
I will really try to hear you. How about tomorrow as the sun rises, we can walk in the sand by the sea?
……………… Thank you. See you then.

You seem like a lovely person.
Thank you for the walk, a beautiful sunrise, wasn’t it?
Can we walk again tomorrow?
……………… Wonderful!
I will tell you about my thoughts from our discussion.
See you as the sun rises.  Same place.

I think I understand what you shared yesterday.
With great respect, I ask why do you have such hatred towards my people? ………………Thank you for explaining.  I see that the missteps made have caused much harm and pain. We don’t want to hurt you or your people. We really just want to live alongside you, without harm, or any violence. I am so sorry for what you have been dealt and for our inability to hear and make change for the better.
My heart aches in such sadness and pain for both of our situations.
Can you understand my fear, anxiety, and pain that some of your people have caused us?
……………… Thank you for listening and understanding.

I am sorry we got off to a bad start so-so-so many years ago, and it still hurts us both and our people.
What do you need from us?  How can I help now? How can we help each other’s people now?
Let’s walk and talk again tomorrow ………………Wonderful!
See you as the Sun rises, at the beach by the Sea, same place.

We really are the same and I think at the end of the day that we have similar goals.
Let’s keep working at it and stay connected; to listen and learn together, to try to understand, so we can live side by side, so we can worship and respect each other’s paths without hate, so we can support and be there for each other’s communities.  Thank you for being willing to communicate with me to try to make peace with each other.

Would you take a walk with me again tomorrow as the Sun sets? ………………
I am looking forward to a renewed relationship with you.
See you then, same place, a different time ………………


About Todd Greenberg

A Jew by birth, a seeker for 60 years. Having realized that all my previous studies and searching brought me back to Judaism as the foundation for my Spiritual practice and my connection to Hashem. Life's love and all that has been challenged in me has been inspirational over the last year to write poetry. Thank you for the opportunity to share what is in my heart and mind.

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