Friday, December 08, 2006

Today's Lesson

We were never androgynous... So why is everyone being asked to let go of their identity to form a bland androgynous self? Different appearances do not necessarily have to clash: the rainbow is made of several beautiful and diverse colors which collaborate side by side without trying to taint all the others... the sun is most beautiful at dawn or dusk, when in a kaleidoscope of color it fills the sky with its magnitude and splendor...

I think Mother Nature is trying to teach us a lesson. The Earth that came before us and will remain long after we are gone is trying to instill a sense of plurality and respect... and to teach us that our strength is in our diversity and that unity does not mean obliteration...

However, our "leaders" are hiding behind concrete walls and beneath steel columns, pondering how and when and where they will be able to erase one another and enforce one vision... when in fact the solution is not in erasing, but rather embracing...

We should learn to stand tall and proudly affirm our identity: be it LEBANESE, religious, or sexual... in short, OURSELVES... and we should learn to accept the other whose identity is different without trying to impose ourselves on them. We should learn to try, instead of giving up too soon, or worse, jumping to conclusions; for WE CAN create a wonderful picture of harmony through acceptance and humanity.


At Sunday, December 10, 2006 , Blogger Margaret said...

I just wanted you to know that I am listening. That's about all I can do.


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