"Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." — Rumi
On my mother’s side we celebrate Chinese New Year “Kung Hei Fat Choi.” More befitting of a start – instead of overplayed shiny balls dropping or seeing Ryan Seacrest’s face on the television – we bring in the New Year with red money packets and dumplings, usually over tea.
In order to bring in the New Year, my home must be both well organized and clean. The home and the mind are to be rid of clutter. Red is well, the best color for good luck. A new article of clothing, preferably in this color is required. And a full belly of dumplings – fried, grilled or steamed - is supposed to bring good luck. A clean sanctuary, a new outfit, and a full belly should start the New Year in a fortuitous way.
As January 31, 2014 approaches, beginning the Chinese Year of the Horse, I look forward to a new pace. The Year of the Snake brought me back to my origins – pulled me back down to earth and guided me to what matters in life. Similarly, FIND has established itself with the launch of the website, the first round of fellows and the joining of a unique team.
As the Horse approaches I look forward to a galloping pace and moving in a forward direction personally. I am hopeful that this same quickness will help push FIND – Forming Intersections and Dialogues - into new projects, partnering with artists, scholars and technologists to highlight the complex communities here in the United Arab Emirates.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius
January 30 – February 13, 1230pm-430pm, 7pm-11pm
Price: AED 185
Friday 31st January
Price AED 310 - Buffet
January 20 – February 5