Brush Creek Montessori School wishes a peaceful, abundant Thanksgiving holiday to our school community and our larger community. It is a time for gathering and gratitude. At our annual International Potluck meal this past Friday (what a meal!), as sun poured down on our long table of companionship, our Head of School Jed Burchett shared this beautiful meditation from the 13th-century Islamic poet Jalaluddin Rumi. May you carry it in your hearts.
“…Move beyond any attachments to names. Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about names. It’s such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing there’s a long table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down.
What is praised is one, so the praise is one, too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one, but it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these time-and-space personalities, from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.”
In these difficult times, let us look one another in the eye, and nurture peace. Thank you for being part of our Brush Creek Montessori community.