Life is for living. Having a good time. relating to any culture you feel
comfortable with. I, for one, can't wait to see the US interpretation of
highland games. i applaud people who try too step outside the morass of pizza
'n' Hollywood worship we seem to be dragging our societies into.
Good luck to you. Wear your kilts with pride. try to listen to the skirl of
the pipes without ear plugs, eat some haggis and recite a bit of Burns while
knocking back a dram. I don't know how 'traditional' these activities are;
but they certainly fit in with what we do in Scotland today. And, to me, that
makes it living, contemporary culture. And it's surprisingly good fun, too!
And remember - Hogmonnay is FAR more important than Christmas in the
highlands. Christmas for glitter. New Year for reflection and planning.
In a message dated 21/12/96 19:30:00, [log in to unmask] (R J H) writes:
<< My background isn't unusual for an American. If we seem to do things in
ways the purists don't approve of... They're likely to accuse us of
loosing our True Heritage. If that's the case... Perhaps we should be
ENCOURAGED to try finding it again. At any rate, the Highland games are
nothing to rant against. They're many peoples beginings in the hunt for
who they are.