One of the most important things for people in any society, any culture or any social group is community. And one of the most important things to glue a community together is culture. The Karen sing, and any Karen community with respect for themselves has a good choir that meet and sing regularly. The Thais dance. Slow, graceful moves, where the fingers play the main part. The Shan sing, and do colorful dances as well. The Americans do Rodeos. And the list goes on.
Tonight we went to the opening of the culture center at our small community here. They named it the Magnus’ hall after King Magnus Lagabøte who lived in the 1200 and who passed the laws the country was to abide by, here on Frosta.
We got a small teaser of the talents the community has to offer in the two and a half hour long show tonight. I was impressed, and a little teary-eyed at times. It seems almost impossible that a small community such as this one can afford a culture center as nice as the one we just got. And it seems impossible that a community as small as this one should have so many talented people too. But I was there and I was not dreaming.
Here are some of my favorites
So, you can see there are lots of talents and potentials here. And I have not even posted photos of more than a fraction of all the participants. May they all live long and use their amazing talents to make the world a better place. Amen.