One year ago I made the chain of hope out of paper. This year I decided to do the paper chain differently. I left the middle open. When I did it that way, I walked down the hall. I kind of felt a sense of freedom. I was intrigued by what I saw and felt from the chain of hope.
On each side of the hall I hung the chain of hope. I tried hanging the chain in the shape of a ‘V’. When I did that I walked back down the hall and felt like there was victory in the air. At the one corner I tried putting the chain at an angle. I was trying to make it look like there was some type of unity going on. I was going to put bells in the middle of the chains but you know things don’t work out like they should. Then I thought of a poem that goes like this:
Ding dong ding dong listen to the angels sing,
Ding dong ding dong you’re the apple of my eye,
Ding dong, ding dong you’re the sunshine of my heart,
Ding dong ding dong I have felt your love from the start,
Ding dong ding dong listen to the children sing,
Ding dong ding dong let the Christmas bells ring.
Jonathan May III