Frisbee on the path
A deep thank you to everyone who contributed to send students from Colorado to walk Abraham's Path. This was the youngest group to ever walk the path, but also one of the most innovative. The students had no trouble connecting with communities, making the extra effort to bring Frisbees, jump ropes, cards and photos, which endeared them to the communities they visited during their trip. They walked with Palestinian students the same age and are now raising money to bring one of the students to visit them in Colorado. They're now working with the hip hop group, the Flobots to write slam poetry about their trip.
From one of the students:
What an amazing trip. We saw so many things, went so many places, met so many people, it was an incredible experience. All the days were packed with stuff to do. Now, is my time to fully absorb it and look back and try to completely understand everything we experienced. I'm still doing this, even after a week back home. I probably will always have something new to realize about this trip even when I'm old, with gray hair.
Yesterday someone asked me how the trip was, then went on to ask me what my favorite part was. I thought about for a moment and realized there is just to much that could be a favorite part. Teaching people how to jump rope, teaching little kids how to throw a frisbee; meeting Shorouk, Shireen, and Beso while hiking the Abraham Path, the party they had, just for us, or staying in the Kibbutz. Actually now as I'm writing this, I think my favorite part was just meeting new people and hearing thier story. Much better than reading a text or watching a video. These were perspectives of induvidual people straight from those people. I think that is what I will take away and remember the most vividly, years after this experience. It truly was life-changing.
Even the teachers joined in jumping rope
Cards on the Masar