something on my mind
Posted in china, tibet August 8th, 2008 by piablog

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well you may be aware that I have alot of things on my mind right now. My plans have become my unplans, and my focus has shifted for the moment. I’ll keep you informed of my whereabouts in due time. For now, I want to share one of the things at the forefront of my mind: I have been receiving many messages over the past few weeks… and I won’t pretend it’s not a little bit exciting to get an email from Richard Gere in my inbox. But I know it’s only because we just happen to share a common interest in humanity…

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Today, being the eve of the Olympics, I will be starting another series of posts about Tibet and China for the duration of The Games in Beijing. I love both these countries for the positive attributes they offer the world. And I will be showcasing some of the things that I love about them and how they inspire me.

Starting with this message from my friend Dorji Dolma la in Sydney, with thanks to the ATC and Get Up Australia – two associations that have worked tirelessly to bring awareness to the plight of the Tibetans. Please watch and listen to her message and remember, humanity needs Tibet.

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images courtesy of The Art of Peace Foundation.

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5 Comments

  1. nadia says

    i am very excited about this feature! Pia be well and safe.

    August 8th, 2008 | #

  2. sofia says

    Hope the message will be listened.

    August 8th, 2008 | #

  3. corine says

    I’m wholeheartedly with you, Pia.

    August 9th, 2008 | #

  4. Bonbon Oiseau says

    thank you for these posts—

    August 9th, 2008 | #

  5. nyla says

    pia, just want to say that i think it’s wonderful that you’re bringing awareness to this situation by highlighting both the beauty of the Tibetans and the Chinese. i’ve been feeling conflicted about the olympics for obvious reasons. and not just b/c of Tibet’s struggle, but other human rights and environmental violations committed by the Chinese government, some against their own people, as you well know. i just keep telling myself that as China merges with the rest of the world, so do the Chinese people, and as the Chinese are exposed to more info and ideas, the control exerted over them will inevitably relax, putting the Chinese in a better/safer position to demand change from their government. it’s a bittersweet time, but very exciting.

    thanks for bringing this stuff up on your blog, even though it’s not the usual sweet and lovely fare!

    August 10th, 2008 | #


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