The sun set pierces through the evening sky over the dry dusty mountainous edge of the desert rock,
Goodnight whispers a yawning sun.
And fades into the background allowing the stars to take their place in the warm welcoming Egyptian night sky.
The air is still pleasing on my bare shoulders, caressing me with gentle warm kisses.
I lie down on an old blanket placed on the desert floor and look at the expanse of now brightly scattered stars filling the darkness with dots of the most beautiful light.
Never have I seen anything more stunning and my breath is stolen away.
I raise my hand to touch the stars that look so big, so bright so close.
There’s something so familiar about this place that fills my heart with peace.
I belong here.
A lightening bolt of awareness makes me sit up,
As I see through the eyes of another.
Far away in the distance there is crying,
I don’t know from where it comes,
I don’t know from who it cries,
But I know now that not everything is as it once seemed.
For in this beautiful place there is great suffering.
Tears fall from my eyes for the people who are living in oppression, injustice and fear. My heart is filled with compassion and love but also sorrow.
I want to reach out to them like I did to the stars. But I am only small.
So I bow down and I pray,
Please Father help them. Help us to help them. I don’t know them but I love them. They are hurting, afraid and alone. We are all brothers and sisters. Help us live in peace. Help us love one another. We need you.
The sun set pierces the sky once more. Goodnight whispers a yawning sun with a tear escaping his love filled heart. Goodnight.