Tara Homes for Children, NGO for street children in Delhi, India

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Where do the stars come from?

Our friends Diane, Bertrand and their daughters Olga, Emma and Paola, dropped us a visit to help us decorate our Christmas tree.

  The children on this day also discovered croissants and other French vienoiseries and happily pounced on them. They had though just taken a very nutritious breakfast based on crushed cereals and Complan. Their ability to ingest sometimes leaves us flabbergasted.

Then Diane asked to the children why did they think, traditionally, a star is put on top of the Christmas tree? Here are their answers:

Kishan : « Because it is the brightest thing in the world »
Rajesh : « Because… errr… there is a star on the tree » (Thank you Rajesh)
Javed : « Because at the time of Jesus, there were no road maps »
Suman : « To show the direction »
Diljoo : « To tell us what is good and what is bad »
Suraj : « Because the stars come from the moon » (?!)
Shyamu : « Because Santa Claus was born in the stars »
Sidhu : « Because Tara is famous! » (Tara means "star" in Hindi, the oscar of the good joke is for Sidhu)

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