on the blog i share my prayer illuminated by dr. martin luther king, jr. his consistent message was love...a word we could all use more of.
let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
For all of you retards that needed to message me about the stuff wrong about the last video, this is what jokes are. Doggy did not eat tide pod. #tidepod#comedy#stupid •
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I thought nothing could go wrong, but I was wrong.
"I spent four months in Lahore as part of the Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS). Whenever I run into friends now, they ask about any stories from my time there. It’s really hard to distill the essence of my experiences in Lahore with a few anecdotes. Apart from visiting Karachi for a week nearly 4 years ago, I had not been in Pakistan in 14 years without family nearby, let alone to Lahore and Islamabad. Truthfully, it was difficult being halfway across the world with a 10 hour time difference from familiarity. There were moments where I did feel trapped and suffocated, unable to access or grasp certain cultural aspects of Pakistan. There were times where I would be the American in the room, other times the Pakistani. Navigating these dual identities placed upon me was confusing and overwhelming at times. Despite all of this, Lahore was a mesmerizing place. It was a very real and tangible experience that was always in my face. The people there are genuine and exposed. They don’t hide that. And they don’t hide their flaws. Being able to share a lassi at 5 AM in the Walled City of Lahore and learning about the families of our drivers was most satisfying for me.
Looking at the country through a holistic lens unearthed, for me, a country of many terrains and complexities. I’m glad to be back, but it has been an adjustment for me. It’s taken some time to get in the groove of things and connect with people. I feel to some degree, a lot of my interactions have been surface-level, making it a bit difficult to connect with people, and that there was a sense of purpose I was fulfilling there that I find harder to grasp here. Being away allowed me to reconnect with myself and examine what I hold important, as well as allowed me to acknowledge my privilege and to be grateful of all the things that I have in my life. Pakistan is a beautiful country with beautiful people and culture. Just like my experience, it is hard to reduce Pakistan to just a few characteristics."
I may not get there with you but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people, will get to the promised land. I’m not worried about anything. Not fearing any man. For mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. -MLK