I came across this quote today by the Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore. Such powerful words and yet such a simple message about culture.
“Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin.
I am proud of my humanity when I acknowledge the poets and artists of other countries as my own. Let me feel with unalloyed gladness that all the great glories of man are mine.”
And here is an interesting picture I found today:
BBC, March 6 2008.
An 80-year-old man prays in the middle of the street where Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed.