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If there is one thing I have noticed in my past year in Bali it would be how much more I have had to use the expression ‘thank you’
Far beyond my previous usage as a polite response of gratitude, I have often found myself searching for a word or phrase (in any language) that does justice to the enormous generosity of spirit, time and effort those in contact with my life, both near and far, have shown.
In fact, so much so, that I am starting to experience a persistent guilt – something that I try daily to redress in order to at least come close to maintaining a balance.
The problem is that sometimes I fail to sufficiently acknowledge the family, friends and strangers, who nurture and encourage me, who can flip my mood in an instant with a beautiful smile or their infectious laughter, like these kids in Bukian – to all of you,
while I await a better way to expresses my sincere gratitude, I thank you.
Eloquent speech by writer, film-maker Shamim Sarif on why art, or more accurately, independent thought matters.