Monday, December 25, 2006

Joy and Peace to the World

We are one, but we are many, and from all the lands of earth we come... This famous Australian song which would deserve to be the country's national anthem celebrates unity and diversity. Look at this photo and see how many ethnic origins you can see - it's stunning. It's an ordinary public school in Sydney. It's our global village. Could there be a better message for Christmas ? Joy and Peace to the world.

We are one, but we are many - nous sommes nombreux mais nous sommes un, nous venons de toutes les contrées de la terre... cette chanson si belle qu'elle mériterait d'être l'hymne national australien célèbre à la fois son unité et sa diversité. Regardez ces visages : combien d'origines ethniques reconnaissez-vous ? C'est stupéfiant. C'est une école primaire ordinaire de Sydney. Aujourd'hui c'est l'évidence du quotidien, nous sommes un. Quel beau message pour Noel ! Que la paix et la joie soient en vous.

25 comments:

alice said...

Cette photo est merveilleuse. Tous ces sourires...Oublions un instant tous les grains de sable (ou tous les blocs de pierre, parfois) qui enrayent la machine et Joyeux Noël à tous!

Terra-Vecchia said...

bon natale à tutti è pace è salute...
joyeux noël,
happy christmas,
feliz Navidad,
feliz Natal,
χαρούμενος noel,
fröhliches Weihnachten,
Natale allegro...

luggi said...

Fantastic!

photowannabe said...

What a wonderful picture of our world. I love these smiling faces and the Hope of the season that they show.

Sally said...

LOL! SNAP!
Joyeux Noel in France to all your family from all of mine here in grey and rainy Sydney (just in case you can read this!)

Meg in Nelson said...

And a lollipop to you, too!

isabella said...

Quels beaux sourires...

Jouex Noel, Nathalie!

ruth said...

Sweet photo of beautiful faces. Great thought for Christmas, and every day. Joyeux noël to you!

Jazzy said...

Happy holidays Nathalie and I wish you all the happiness in the New Year.

Paul Murphy said...

Merry Christmas Nathalie.

Faye Pekas said...

Beautiful smiling Santas :) Merry Christmas

Ben said...

Merry Christmas, Nathalie.
I see you and Sally was there at same time. (?)
Have a wonderful holiday.

Carol said...

Very sweet kids, nice photo, and touching sentiment.

Olivier said...

"Noël est là,
Ce joyeux Noël, des cadeaux plein les bras,
Qui réchauffe nos coeurs et apporte la joie,
Jour des plus beaux souvenirs,
Plus beau jour de l'année."
Washington Irving

JOYEUX NOEL D'EVRY


“Christmas is there,
This Merry Christmas, gifts full arms,
Who heats our hearts and brings the joy,
Day of the most beautiful memories,
More beautiful day of the year."
Washington Irving

MERRY CHRISTMAS OF EVRY

Kala said...

Without reading the post, i was just about to say that is some diversity but now I guess the picture makes sense =)

Zsolt72 said...

Ohh this is a wonderful photo Nathalie:)

Lachezar said...

Merry Christmas Natalie, Have a good one!

Kate said...

A very fine photo for the season. Thanks you, too, for the comments re. diversity.

teo mocchi said...

Merry Christmas, Buon Natale!

www.novaradailyphoto.blogspot.com

GiuCe said...

A Merry Christmas to you and yours from Trujillo - Peru

Helen said...

Merry Christmas from Albuquerque Daily Photo!

Nathalie said...

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments; Yes I am having a delightful Christmas with my husband's family (a very large one,24 we were for dinner). The weather in the alps is fantastic,very sunny and yes,white,even if the snow cover is very thin. Love to you all !

Nathalie said...

For those of you who noticed that Sally and I had a similar photo, it was taken the day we had lunch together, as we were walking down the street; Sally knew the teachers and had a chat to them and we were allowed to take a shot of the kids.

Cergie said...

D'habitude dans les écoles ils ne raffolent pas des sucettes car les enfants en mettent partout et ça POISSE !

Jilly said...

Oh yes indeed. So similar - kids everywhere. Sydney or Gorbio - all the same.