Chalica 2013 Wrap-Up

Our Chalica was interrupted on the 6th day by the death of one of our cats.  He had been sick, but still his death was a shock as he was so young, and we were hopeful that the treatment we got him was going to make him better.

The bad news came mid-afternoon while the boys were out playing.  We broke it to them when they came in shortly before dinner [and candle-lighting].  As a result, we had a hard time delving into our 6th night discussion.  Talking was just too hard.  The 7th  night wasn’t much better.  We briefly talked about ways we can be fair and peaceful to each other, reviewed what we knew about Mandela, and theorized about the environmental impact of the Civil War.

It occurred to me that if no one has created “7 Nights of Chalica” song, that someone should.

On the 1st night of Chalica, we light the candle for
the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 2nd night of Chalica, we light the candle for
justice and compassion
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 3rd night of Chalica, we light the candle for
learning together,
justice and compassion,
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 4th night of Chalica, we light the candle for
searching for truth,
learning together,
justice and compassion,
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 5th night of Chalica, we light the candle for
a voice for everyone,
searching for truth,
learning together,
justice and compassion,
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 6th night of Chalica, we light the candle for
a fair and peaceful world,
a voice for everyone,
searching for truth,
learning together,
justice and compassion,
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

On the 7th night of Chalica, we light the candle for
the web of all existence,
a fair and peaceful world,
a voice for everyone,
searching for truth,
learning together,
justice and compassion,
and the inherent worth and dignity of all.

What do you think?

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