wonderful screening of A Thin Wall at nazareth college yesterday, under the auspices of the hickey center for interfaith studies and dialogue. a lot of dear friends and supporters, a large number of students, and new audience members who were introduced to the film.
during Q&A, a friend, who along with his family has made the journey from iraq to jordan to the US, asked about home, what is the meaning of home for immigrants and refugees? it’s such a broad, such a poetic question. i came across this today – it could be one answer:
My house says to me, “do not leave me, for here dwells your past.” And the road says to me, “Come and follow me, for I am your future.” And I say to both my house and the road, “I have no past, nor have I a future. If I stay here, there is a going in my staying; and if I go there is a staying in my going. Only love and death change all things.” (Khalil Gibran)