October 31, 2008 at 12:11 am Leave a comment

I don’t know how this melting pot idea works but I’m interested. The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is coming round again in December.

This year’s programme includes an intimate look at the Dalai Lama’s life.

I’ve been fortunate to see the Dalai Lama at two public teachings. The man has an aura that reaches for like a hundred feet and he brings humility and peace. Even an obstinate fool like me can feel it.

As much as I am leery of organised religion, I know enough to pass an obeisic nod to them. Why do I bother? Well, growing up in the ritualistic feverland of five of the world’s major religions was something I enjoyed when it was about food, fireworks and festivities.

I know that if we celebrated more of each other, we’d accept our differences. By sharing and showing, we strengthen our communities and our identities. This goes for any culture, including queer culture.

Sadly, the expansion of one culture diminishes another in the same space. Pockets of preservation are all that are left and not for very long. I don’t know the answer for what is the right balance. If I did, there would be world peace – for an hour tops.


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