Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Gift

When you learn something from people, or from a culture, you accept it as a gift, and it is your lifelong commitment to preserve it and build on it. ~Yo-Yo Ma


Susan Abraham said...

Hello Getzapped,
What a gorgeous blog you have.
Thanks for visiting mine & commenting.
There's no doubt, I could do with a bit of zapping myself.
But I do understand what you're saying and this beautiful piece above, I will steal for myself as a silent reflection so thank you.
And please do come visit again.

getzapped said...

Susan - what a treat to have you visit. Thank you for your comment. Look forward to sharing blogs. Enjoy the gift.

Rethabile said...

Sounds like something Mandela would say. Or any great person, for that matter. Nice place you got here.

I enjoyed your observations on a poem on my blog. Ta!

Kamsin said...

Nice image and quote, now I just need to get my students to realise this and remember myself that I am accepting a gift when they teach me about their culture instead of getting frustrated by the differences.

getzapped said...

Yes, this is a very powerful quote. So true and not always easy to put to practice. Acceptance isn't easy for some. And yet I love the idea.

Rethabile - loved the poem on your blog and felt inspired to comment. I really related to his poem.

Kamsin- I hope you can embrace the culture of your students and they a little of yours ; )

Thank you for the visit and comments!