Friday, September 26, 2008

Tribute to the Lolas

I spent an evening with The Lolas of Lila Pilipina, the surviving comfort women of WWII in the Philippines. An evening of strength and joy, these women danced and sang their hearts out. When the music didn't come out of the karaoke machine, they danced a capella to, "You are My Sunshine." It wasn't that these women survived unfathomable violence, it was that through such darkness came an even deeper joy and intimacy of community.

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