Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

Giving up our lives …

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”
Helen Keller – American writer and activist, deaf, dumb, and blind from age of 19 months.

“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
Benjamin Franklin – American writer and activist, co-founder of the principles on which the United States of America is (was?) based.

There are people still fighting for their liberty …

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What is America?

For those outside, trying to get in: The golden land.

For me — born there, now visiting after 10 years: gated community, lovely bubble, land of the lotus-eaters, realm of the hungry ghosts.

Written by walker

15 November 2011 at 3:14 am