Friday, October 26, 2007

What do we learn?

There are very interesting places in New York.
One such place is the Liberty Island with the Statue of Liberty.
Being one of the most acknowledged land marks of the city, one might wonder how it affects the lives of the people especially those who take time off to visit the place.
Most people probably, go there in their spare time or when on vacation and for sightseeing.
But what happens there and after? How does that site affect the individuals?

It took many to shape the place into what we see today, but we revere the architect of the original idea and the design of the statue.
What enlivens my spirit however is the fact that, a woman's(Emma Lazarus, an American poet and essayist) art helped raise the statue up, just as we have the warrior, Yaa Asantewaa in the history of the Ashanti/colonial war in Ghana.
Women move things, they make things happen. This is not a question of feminism, but an understanding of the make of a woman who is naturally an artist(though she might not be called that) by dint of her realization of responsibilities, idea developments and execution of these ideas which are sometimes ignored initially but which becomes a master plan. Liberty Island! what an inspiration ground.

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