Saturday, November 26, 2016

Connectedness

Friendship is like a violin; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever.
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What a sweet day! As we opened each box containing donations for the church's annual Cookie Walk, an ambrosial scent wafted out. Heavenly! As much as the cookies, I delighted in the connectedness of our little community as the everyone pitched in to contribute to making it a great event.

Coming home, my email brought a message from my former boss who forwarded two news articles from Egypt that reported on a display that I curated.

Al Bawaba: Archaeology: Promotion of the Museum of Islamic Art in Canada
Museum Aga Khan in Canada opens exhibition for art museum

The exhibit celebrates the re-opening of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo after it was badly damaged by a car bomb in January 2014. I wasn't able to attend the event yesterday when museum officials from Cairo visited Toronto and 'opened' the photo exhibit, but I felt immensely proud to see it appear in the Egyptian press. It gave me a tangible feeling of connection between my two homelands. The music may have stopped but the strings of connectedness continue to resonate.

Update:
A friend at the museum shared with me this photo of the installation. It is a keepsake.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well done on the Islamic Museum Rebuild. You must feel good about that!