Seriously. Places like this exist.

I just came back from a weekend in the mountains, cavorting in a town full of the happily wealthy.  In fact, it was this town: 

We were there to see the Dalai Lama give an amazing speech.  After taking off his shoes, laughing delightedly in gratitude for a scarf local children had given him and setting in to talk, His Holiness asked us to “just today, just inside this tent, forget our differences.”  

All I could think, with the brilliance that is this video in mind, was – what differences?  A friend who was volunteering with us later told me that not one, but two people pointed out to him that he was a black man in Aspen – something they seemed almost as excited about as they were about the Dalai Lama.


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