Everyone is Different!

Here’s a great drawing my 8 year old daughter created…

Kids Drawing about Diversity

Out of the mouths (and creative hands) of babes!

I found an Italian proverb to fit the drawing: “”Vivi e lascia vivere!” (Meaning, “Live and let live!” i.e. Don’t judge others). If anyone would like to share a poem or song about tolerance and diversity to go with the drawing, feel free to in the comments below.

Mama Lisa

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5 Responses to “Everyone is Different!”

  1. Tinker Jack Says:

    The same saying appears in the famous song of the musical Cabaret. I heard it first in German, then in English. THis is indeed a beautiful song.
    (Lyrics: Fred EBB)

    Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames and Messieurs
    Ladies and Gentleman
    Is it a crime to fall in love?
    Can we ever tell where the heart truly leads us?
    All we are asking is eine bisschen Verstandnis
    Why can’t the world leben und leben lassen?
    ‘Live and let live….’

  2. Lisa Says:

    That’s neat! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Elaine Says:

    I love your daughter’s drawing! It made me think of the Rainbow Song. I think Kermit the Frog sang it before.. ;-)

    “Red and yellow and pink and green,
    Orange and purple and blue
    I can sing a rainbow,
    Sing a rainbow,
    Sing a rainbow too..”

  4. Lisa Says:

    Very cool! Thanks!

  5. Jez Says:

    Found your site whilst looking for an illustration for a blog I’m about to publish on ‘Difference.’ I love your daughter’s drawing, would you let me use it (with credit of course) i am a children’s author, please feel free to check out me and my site. When you asked for poems on this subject i couldn’t resist sending you this from a collection I published a few years ago called GUESS WHAT HAPPENED AT SCHOOL TODAY (This will feature in my post). Best wishes- Jez

    MY CLASS
    Even if you are one of a twin
    We’re all of us different, outside and in.

    Paul’s really tall and Noah is lower.
    It’s not his fault, he just grows a bit slower.
    Brenda is slender, Ida is wider,
    Especially when Brenda sits down beside her.

    Russell’s got muscles and so has big Jenny.
    Tony is bony- he hasn’t got any.
    Dale can look pale just like margarine,
    Mark is quite dark and Dean’s in between.

    Cliff is so stiff- have you seen how he sits?
    Wendy is bendy- she can still do the splits.
    Milly is silly while brad is quite mad.
    Miles often smiles but somehow seems sad.

    Rudy is moody, he’s broody and sour,
    Pete is just sweet like a delicate flower.
    Trevor is clever, his head’s in the air.
    Wayne’s got a brain but forgets that it’s there,

    You’re not me and I’m not you,
    I don’t look the way you do.
    If the difference between us just wasn’t there
    There’d be nothing to get and nothing to share.
    So let’s celebrate the way that we grew-
    What makes me, me
    and what makes you, you.
    You is all you’ve got to be
    And all I’ve got to be
    is me.

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