Sunday, March 25, 2007

pictures from a few years ago

A few years ago, some friends and I went to a nearby overlook, which overlooks the Española Valley and the Rio Grande. We noticed a cross made out of stone, which gave us the idea to make our own work of art. Do you see something in the middle of this picture?

Can you see it better now? :-)

It was about 20 feet by 20 feet. It lasted about two weeks, when we noticed that whoever made the cross, turned the little cross into one of those Jesus fish and ruined our art to make another bigger cross. It's unfortunate that religious bigots couldn't appreciate the intricate work of art and instead decided to ruin it and make a plain cross. If they could have turned the stones into something that looked like Jesus, it would have been impressive, but to take the stones and make another plain cross was just not that impressive. Still it was fun to do this, it took about 45 minutes to an hour. (It was really big and required finding and moving a lot of rocks to make a good shape).


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Anonymous said...

Maybe too them a "plain cross" was quite meaningful. Religious tolerance goes both ways. Maybe "they" were there first and thought you ruined their work. Forgive and love all.

Prabhu Singh said...

We couldn't have ruined their work because we left their cross there. They destroyed our work of art to make another cross, even though they already had a cross there.

We were very tolerant of their existent art work and they destroyed our more extensive work of art. It was their bigotry and narrow-mindedness that destroyed our creative endeavor. It was our intention to share. I'm sorry, but I won't accept the notion that we were intolerant by simply creating our work of art.

My tolerance extends to people, but I will not tolerate injustice and ignorance. I whole heartedly condemn such low actions. People make mistakes and although we can love and forgive them, we should not love their unrighteous actions.

To me, this is a black and white issue, we created and shared, they destroyed and monopolized.

If you're offended by me calling the cross "plain" then I'm sorry, but two sticks that cross is a very plain symbol to me. I'm simply expressing my opinion, I'm not commenting on it's meaning to others. One might interpret the cross as the murder weapon of Jesus. Speaking an honest opinion shouldn't make a symbol less meaningful to somebody else.

If you want to lecture people about religious tolerance then find the people who destroyed this work of art and ask them why they couldn't share like we did.