Friday, November 05, 2010

On a Whole New World: Where Children Outnumber Adults at Feast

These days children outnumber adults at our Baha'i Feasts and Holy Days. Amazing, huh! It has to do with our stage of development. We're meeting more often than not now in the Salishan neighborhood, the primary site for our spiritual community-building, where we have all of the Baha'i core activities underway. In fact, last Saturday a third children's class was begun in Salishan. The majority of the children and youth participating in the core activities were at Feast last night. For many of the adults, especally those who have been Baha'is for many years, you could say our heads were spinning in awe and wonder, and ... shock.So this is the new world order! I have seen the future, and it's a whole new world. -gw
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where I used to be

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
Every moment red-letter
I'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me

"A Whole New World," from Disney's Alladin

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