“Like a dance for which the music and the choreography have never been written down, a great part of any human culture is lost to humanity when the group which has carried it, devotedly, in every word and gesture, is dispersed, or destroyed…..” Thus wrote Margaret Mead of the culture of my heritage in Life is with people: The Culture of the Shtetl.
This is a way of life that is, of course, hard to replicate in this day and age of constant long distance travel, the mobile phone and the internet. Who can imagine people pausing long enough to simply be present with one another in this fast- paced world of today?
|Honoring the cultural heritages |
of the past.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, that is the only thing that ever has.”I rest my case.
How big and beautiful can we be with unity?