Stay-At-Home with Menorah or Tree

Inner light shining to welcome what’s good

Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Buddha’s birthday is already past

When it is the shortest day;

We celebrate the Light of the sun,

The Light of the Spirit within and without.

We light the menorah every night

And know we are never alone.

We tell sacred stories and pray for peace,

We give thanks and give more to

Celebrate what could really be —

That all have enough and more to give.

We stay at home and pray for healing.

We dress the trees with shimmering garlands,

Colorful glass balls, angels and stars.

Do not dimay; be merry. Let love

Create a new earth and heaven

And fill every heart with joy.

Aikya Param is a licensed minister, a visual artist, and writer.

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