Before the play we were walking around Union Square looking in the Christmas windows of the shops. A man dressed as a Buddist monk came up to me. He handed me a little prayer card and told he he was making prayers for peace and did I want to pray for peace. I said yes, as I do believe in prayer and peace. He then put a small bead bracelet on my wrist, and asked me to write my name and my prayer request in his book. I put my name there and then he asked me for money. I said I didn't have any money and he took back his prayer card, his bracelet and walked away.
I still want to pray. I pray that we find common ground between all people. I pray that we celebrate each other, and don't put down other's beliefs that are loving, joyful and peaceful. I pray that we all help to create a peaceful, joyful, loving world with dignity for all.