Dedicated to you, beloved reader, and in honor of our 31st Musikfest music festival here in Bethlehem, PA.
May you know peace.
May the air above your town know music, not sirens.
May the streets of your city know dancing, not bombs.
May the work of your heart be the rhythms of peace.
And next year in Bethlehem – and in every town
made sacred by children’s prayers for peace –
may the call of peace ring out again:
“Smile on your brother,
everybody get together,
try to love one another