Faithful readers of this blog know that I have a Hindu friend. Today is the high holy festival day (although I don't know that she'd use those terms) of Diwali. Diwali is a harvest festival, a festival of lights, a festival that manifests hope for the year to come--most religions have such festivals. My friend has a Hindu temple down here, so she doesn't feel as alone as she might. Still, she's talked about how hard it is to be part of a minority during her festival days.
Today, before she goes to the temple, a few of us are going to see the movie Bright Star. It seems appropriate. It's a beautiful movie that celebrates life and light. We'll eat popcorn, which I figure stands in for the traditional fireworks (think popcorn in the popper) as well as the harvest gifts that people usually give each other. Hopefully we'll renew our poetry/creative selves by watching this movie that is so swoony about the act of creation.
Happy Diwali, all!
feeling the feelings…
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