Departing the US after the University Tour
With my visit to Stanford University yesterday, my tour across America has come to an end. It feels like I have discovered America for the second time with all its complexity, its contradictions as well as it's beauty.
In some ways it seems like I have made my peace with America. I understand its flaws and embrace all that is great about it. If I got a job here I think I could live in the US. But I know it's not perfect, especially the health care system in the US. I continue to hear horrific stories. Need i go any further?
Going back to the screening I feel very fortunate to have had 12 different venues to show the film and I am especially grateful for the reception the film has received in these places. And I also met some wonderful people on the way whose feedback and support means a great deal not just to me but the whole team who spent years making this film a reality.
I also need to acknowledge that this trip would not have happened without the support of Griffith University who funded a large portion of the trip.
I leave you with a photo I have taken of the American flag. I think it's one of the most beautiful flags in the world. I caught it in the moment of a storm. Perhaps it's symbolic of the times we live in.