Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Daniel and the lions

On January 12, 2008, after a concert in Ramallah, the Argentinian-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim declared that he had accepted honourary Palestian citizenship : “I hope that my new status will be an example of Israeli-Palestinian co-existence, I believe that the destinies of the Israeli people and the Palestinian people are inextricably linked.”
A stranger who came to Palestine
and acted like a guest
and not as an invader.

A stranger who behaved like a guest
A guest who behaved like someone who's welcom.

Daniel carried a Maestro-stick ,and not a gun,
and used his Maestro-stick against both sides
equally and fairly and harmoniously.

Music is the art of harmony
and a harmony is the art of the equilibrium
and the later is , the path to justice.

"Once in Rome do as the Romans"
and, once in Palestine, become a Palestinian !!

Daniel when thrown to the lions ,
became himself a lion !!

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