My Sister..Your Sister

Love

 

Today I would like to share with you that I am feeling very sad upon hearing about the latest ban on the ‘Burkini’ here in France where I currently live.
I immediately think about my friend from Kurdish origin who Ive met here and creates beautiful hand embroidery, a handcraft which was one of the bases of our shared interests.
I remember calling her recently and her young daughter answering the phone.I asked her how she was and how she has been enjoying the summer vacation..if she has been doing anything interesting.She answered with excitement that they may be going soon to the beach, the whole family.I felt so happy for them as I know my friends husband works so hard to try and support the family and I was happy at the thought of them enjoying the beach to relax and have fun.
My friend wears a simple head scarf as part of her faith and  dresses modestly.
When I heard about this ban, I thought about her and perhaps her older daughter, would they not be able to enjoy this gift of nature because they do not wish to bare their body in public?
That saddened me greatly..
Why should their freedom be limited like this?
How many times do we as women find ourselves at the beach, wishing to enjoy the sun, the soothing salty breeze and even the water, without feeling comfortable to actually wear a bikini, for various reasons, weight issues, mood, menstruation etc?
How many other women for more various reasons wish to enjoy the beach without baring their skin , skin illness, Nuns etc ?

I recall a time I went to the beach in France with my ex husband. We were laying on the sand relaxing..and then came near us a French Woman who stripped her clothes off remaining totally naked and went into the water.
Is that less or more disturbing than someone who is more fully dressed than others?
How can we decide for another what is right or acceptable to wear as long as there is no real harm to others?

I understand the atmosphere at the moment is that of fear and confusion as a result of all the occurrences, and the feeling of helplessness as to how to deal and further protect .
But I so wish we would stop and think about how more separation and judgement over things that really do not harm anyone is not the solution and even just a trigger for more
separation, judgement , fear and hate to bounce back and forth from one group to another and there really is no end to this as long as we continue to fuel it.
What if we understood that we all wish to be accepted with the differences that we were created with and even those that we chose for ourselves, be it faith, way of life, opinions etc.
At the end of the day we were all created intentionally different, as different facets of the Diamond of Creation. We all hold Beauty and Light of the Creator within us as we were all created by him.As long as we all respect one another there is so much to honor in our differences.
What if we took the time to get to know the ‘other’ which we fear so much of..only because they are different?We may get to learn something new about life, and we may just learn to respect one another and live in the Harmony and Peace that we all claim to wish for..

Blessings of Peace to ALL
Mia

 

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