Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zai Jian

As the world prepares to say goodbye or zai jian to the 2008 Summer Olympics, I thought it is appropriate to enjoy The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe's Buddha with 1000 Hands Performance.

The group was founded in 1987 "to advance equal opportunity for artistic expression for persons with disabilities." The troupe has been called the "Image Ambassador for People with Disabilities" by the Disabled People's World Assembly and designated a "UNESCO Artist for Peace."

The Buddha with 1000 Hands Performance reminds us that one is many and many is one. The fusion of similar interests can overcome obstacles and differences to create harmonic balance. In order to find balance, we must be willing to cooperate and work with others to construct bridges of continuity and synchronization.

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