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Eileen B. Karpeles
May this house be truly a place of meeting: meeting in warmth and joy and openness; meeting in courage and love and trust. May all who enter here trust one another so surely that they may share the deep fires that burst into anger as much as the sweet spring waters that swell into laughter; the slow erosion of wounded tears as much as the soaring song.
May these walls know silence as a hundred hearts search inward, each for its own small spark of hope that might otherwise be snuffed out in the noise. May these rafters hear the voice of the child as surely as that of the orator and the sound of the lute and the clack of the typewriter and the swish of the broom and know that all are as holy as the shout of a million stars.
May the rain fall lightly on this house and the sun shine warmly and the winds blow softly and bless it as a place of joy and peace.
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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
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