—Jackie Kay, from Trumpet
Excellent thought as I sit in the darkness on this early November morn.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, from Some Reflections on the Conversion of the World
Guess what show I’m working on right now…
In my ESL class I study with people from all over the world, not only learning English but simultaneously experiencing the beauty of other cultures. I have made new friends who are Hindus, Sikhs and Christians; and in the area where I live there temples, mosques and churches.
No country is perfect. But overall, I have been pleasantly surprised to see real examples of people living out tolerance, harmony and acceptance in my new home — and I hope that both Americans and Pakistanis can grow to better understand each other’s cultures.” —
—Tarik Zia, from “A Pakistani Immigrant Reflects on America” (via trentgilliss)