Celebrate with me the fun of a first published book, a dream come true!
Never mind that I just celebrated my 70th birthday. Never mind that my Tibetan-American friends are a bit nervous, wondering what this will mean for them.
Join us all at 4:30 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the wonderful folk arts center, Folklore Village Farm, 37 miles west of Madison, for the launch of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted.
I’ll first introduce the family, show some slides, and read briefly from the book. Then at 6:30 pm there’s a potluck dinner (please bring a dish to pass).
Students from the Saturday School of Tibetan Language and Culture will perform some dances and the gifted teacher, Ms. Tenzin Choedon, graduate of and performer for the Tibetan Institute of Tibetan Arts in Dharamsala, India, will gather us all in a circle to show how easy it is to absorb Tibetan rhythms into one’s feet.
How to Make a Life is a story of the phenomenal gifts that this one group of refugees has brought to Wisconsin (and to me). This evening will be a perfect illustration of how diversity enriches us unexpectedly, and how opening our doors to welcome others somehow makes own own hearts bigger. I hope you’ll join this very special evening. Proceeds from How to Make a Life go to the Wisconsin Tibetan Association.
I hope you can join me and others for this great event!