Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I've been getting some fire on the pictures that I just posted I'm not going to take them down because I don't want to censor my trip. I want to stay truthful. A few things to bear in mind:

1.) The festival at Tyrnavos is more about FERTILITY than the actual penis. The phallus is obviously just a representation of such.

2.) This is a different culture. There were hundreds of little kids at this festival wearing penis shaped ornaments and sucking on penis lolipops. It may seem shocking to the conservative American culture, but Greece has been embracing both male and female nudity for thousands of years. So take things for what they are worth.

Look on the pictures with a light heart and try to adopt the perspective of the culture you are viewing.

2 comments:

Angela said...

Again, missing the point... you continue to be capable of only seeing your point of view. Perhaps, as you mature, you will be less "me" centered, and more able to see things from other's perspective.

Dan DiPiazza said...

I guess looking on things with a light heart was too much to ask....?