Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Taking Leave for the Present
I have friends who are deeply involved in the Free Tibet Movement and so it must be. All of the Chinese governments attempts to stifle dissent and critical thinking whether it be shutting down the internet or putting dissenting artists and writers in jails, all of its denials and fears, will pale before the will of its people. Just as I learned from the time we spent in Belgrade with Lepa and all our new friends there, the generalized portraits of what a country or a region is, the pushed lines of governments about how we should see each other, fall to pieces in the light of the human face, of tiredness or the touch of many hands on a toddler's cheek or the feel of Mr Fong's oh so familiar brave face in my hands, as he tossed me where I needed to go. I will read and learn and look for the marking of a people's dreaming.