We couldn’t communicate with words,
But by actions I learned what words couldn’t say—
“This is for you to remember us by.”
You showed me that hospitality grows from generosity,
A loving heart and willing hands is all that is necessary.
A wide smile connects heart to heart.
A small gift bonded you and me.
I always thought conversations form the bedrock of friendships,
A commons language is the key to know and get to know.
But now I know that I was wrong.
Hospitality requires no language,
Just an open heart to give,
A brave soul to try and
A readiness to go.