Friday, September 07, 2007

Foreigner

Tonight I watched Anisa George's performance of her one woman play "Foreigner" at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem. It included some experiences of her trip to Iran and her struggles with faith and identity. It was an incredible performance. Many people in the audience were able to relate to some aspect of her experience, such as feeling different or struggling with questions and uncertainty.

Some things it caused me to think about: how can people from profoundly different backgrounds and perspectives truly understand each other? How can we get along on a planet when we have different visions of what the world should be like? How can we claim our own unique identity and still relate deeply to those around us? What is the place of doubts, questions, and uncertainty in spiritual life? (interesting question to ponder in light of the new book revealing Mother Teresa's profound struggle with despair).

If you havent' seen it, you still have a chance to catch it Saturday at 8PM: http://www.touchstone.org/firehouse.html.

Thank you Anisa, for opening up such dialogue and sharing your personal journey with us.

1 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, Blogger George Wesley said...

Thank you, Anne, for you insightful comments on Baha'i Views and for briging my attention to "Foreigner". I had not heard of it before, and plan to post about it.

 

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