THE "GOLD BRACELET"
Landmark Arts Theatre at Keystone-at-the-Crossing, Indianapolis
April 29, 2006
A BRIEF REFLECTION AND INTRODUCTION
The movie "The Gold Bracelet"
directed by Kavi Raz is about us!
The English poet Robert Blake once wrote:
"Clasp hands and know the thoughts of men in other
Now the people of other lands are among us.
We must know about ourselves, our new neighbors,
Our new pioneers who have arrived here with their
Hopes, talents, dreams, and cultures.
As a multi-cultural, multi-faith, multi-ethnic
A colorful parade of people, traditions, and customs;
Multi-faceted interests, experiences, heritage, and
Americans today represent many spectrums of
Thoughts, perspectives, and responses;
Diverse expectations and understandings about
Life, Liberty, and Happiness.
We are all proudly striving and excelling in the pursuit
of our destiny
Under the American spacious skies;
A destiny, unlike that of any other nation in the history
of human civilization.
In this unimagined story of a providentially-inspired
Our individual dreams and aspirations must flourish;
Our collective will to shape "a more perfect Union"
We are children of One Creator;
We are members of One Human Family;
We are all citizens of One Great Nation.
Every citizen has a responsibility to honor and safeguard
the nation and one another.
The nation has a moral and constitutional responsibility
to provide equal justice, opportunity, and protect the
sacred rights of each citizen and immigrant. Government
alone cannot do this task. Together we must get fully
engaged in this effort to learn about each other and
build an America in our collective image and an enlightened
The "Gold Bracelet" is
a powerful reminder that we have a great distance to
travel towards each other, to know one another, and
celebrate our common humanity; thread our special strengths
and appreciate our emerging cultural textures. It is
up to each one of us to widen the circle and make room
at the table for the new pioneer, new trailblazer, and
our expanded dreams. Language, culture, distinct identity,
and unfamiliar customs must no longer be a barrier in
shaping our common and collective dreams. Let us go
beyond the lessons of the movie, create opportunities
to know each other as fellow Hoosiers, fellow Americans,
as one human family.
Kanwal Prakash "KP" Singh
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