The Boy & The Bindi
A little boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi which
she wears on her forehead. One day he asks her what's so special
about it. When she explains he asks her for one. It makes him feel
calm and peaceful.
It's hard for him to explain to his school friends what is so
special about one small dot. But it makes him feel that, just as it
brings beauty to him, it can help him bring beauty to the world.
The Boy & The Bindi is a good way to open up a discussion of
this cultural tradition for children and teachers who are not familiar
On a personal note, the Bangor pride parade was awesome. We had a
scare when there was an early downpour. But it cleared up just in
time. It was a very festive event with lots of participants and
spectators. After that there was the festival. People strolled,
checked out tables, chatted with friends, and enjoyed the music. It
was very much of a celebration. The only clouds were a few
conservative religious types with signs that said stuff like
abomination. But we didn't let them rain on our parade.
A great big shout out goes out to participants with the exception of
those trying to shame people.
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