“Some say there is no substitute for hard work, and maybe that’s true. But what matters more to me is that there is absolutely no substitute for kindness.” ~ Rosalyn Harrison
The UK Student Activities Board today sponsored Holi, The Festival of Colors. It is a Hindu spring festival particularly celebrated in India and Nepal. From what I’ve read, it is the least religious holiday of Hinduism. It is a time when social norms are relaxed and merrymaking is equal among the castes, sexes, and economic strata.
One of the things they do during Holi is, obviously, throw color on one another. Most of the time it’s colored cornstarch but there may be other types I’m not familiar with.
Once the color throwing started it became a flurry of arms and color. People got lost. People couldn’t see. I’m sure plenty of them went home blowing a rainbow out their nose. Crystal Heis and Stacy Yelton were with me, and soon after we left Crystal sent a text saying she was blowing pink. We were upwind of the action!
I absolutely love these kids. If I was thirty years younger, these are the people I’d want to hang out with. They were having so much fun with one another, and that is precisely the point of the holiday. I don’t know if any of the students were Hindu, but one doesn’t have to subscribe to a religious doctrine to enjoy fellowship and good clean (relatively speaking) fun. Kudos to the Student Activities Board for spreading good spirit. What a great way to end the work week.