21 April 2008

What do you do?

The Balinese have much to teach us about what is important in life. The making of splendid occasions where they, as a community, come together to celebrate their God occupies much of their time. If you ask a Balinese dancer what he does, he will proudly answer, "I am a Baris dancer" or "I am a mask maker." If you persist and ask again, "No, I mean how do you get your rice?" he looses interest, his voice drops, he may turn away, deciding this is a boring conversation. "Oh that," he will say.

-Corita Kent

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