The Artist  - Nira Dabush Berkovitz
Colourful Magic
Nov, 13, 2006
The Warmth of Sunset.

The Interview with God
I dreamed I had an interview with god.
"So you would like to interview me ", God asked.
"If you have the time, " I said.
God smiled.
"My time is eternity"
"What questions you have in mind for me ?"
"What surprises you most about mankind"
And god answered..
"That they get bored with childhood. they rush to grow up. andt hen long to be children again. "
That they lose their health, to make money... and then lost their money to restore their health."
"That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, so that, they live in niether present, nor the future".
That they live as if they will never die, and die as though, they had never lived."
God's hand took mine and we were silent for a while.
And then, I asked...
"As a parent, what are some life's lessons you want your children to learn..."
"To learn they can't make anyone love them, all they can do
is let themselves be loved."
"To learn it is not good to compare themselves to others",
"To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness."
"To learn that it is only takes few seconds to open profounds wounds in those they love, and it can take many years to heal them."
"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but it is one who need the least. "
"To learn that there are people who love them dearly, but simply have no yet learned how to express or show their feelings."
"To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it diffrently."
"To learn that it is not enough, that they forgive one another, but they must also forgive themselves."
Thank you for the time, I said humbly.
"Is there anything else you would like your children to know?" God smiled and said,
"Just know that I amhere always ..."
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