April 18, 2012
My major in college was international relations. So I am interested in all ethnic cultures, anthropology, communities and nations. But culture goes beyond ethnicity. It also includes subcultures of personal interests. Mine are raw food, permaculture, intergenerational relationships, gerontology, travel (which I do a lot of), community building, health and wealth, backyard gardening, writing, painting, house construction, networking, entertaining and partying, and within all that, seeking answers to questions. As a seeker, I put myself in all kinds of situations that present possible answers. Last October, I hiked the Inca Trail for 4 days and 3 nights, arriving in Machu Picchu. Then I found the Bahai faith, a multicultural, all-inclusive belief system, much like Pi in the book, The Life of Pi, that made me question why we had to just choose one religion. Why not include all and add agnosticism and atheism. We tend to divide when we should be uniting ourselves to each other.
I am Carmen, a Hispanic name, that created a bicultural awareness as I am a WASP. Then I married a Palestinian, became old (a new and vibrant culture), and presently live in 5 places simultaneously, including 3 countries. I can relate to this meetup.
It will be a fun meetup, with plenty to do.