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Re: Tidying up offerings
May 21, 2010, 09:44
It seems to me that the most beautiful offerings are those that reveal everything and leave no trace.


And until we all agree on that it might, perhaps, be best to see sites (within our own cultural tradition*) as being 'ours' only while we are there. In other words, apart from having a duty to be respectful to others who may be visiting a site at the same time as ourselves, we shouldn't deposit anything there that might offend those who follow (or anything that might damage the site) and we shouldn't take any material features (however small) away from a site when we leave.

* The feature here may be of interest as it tries to look at both sides of the argument from the perspective of two different cultures - http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/votive-offerings-and-dondo-yaki/
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