"Without man, no culture. Without culture, no man." Thus pronounced Clifford Geertz, the late, great anthropologist; one of whose other memorable quotes inspired me to give this blog its name.
Like most anthropologists, Geertz's definitions of culture involve more than just what they like to call "Culture with a capital 'C'" (i.e., the fine and performing arts that most people tend to associate with the term).
In any event though, this Photo Hunt allows me to go on on the record as being thankful that we have culture. Also, that many forms of culture -- high and low, popular and rarified, with or without a capital 'C' -- exist for our appreciation, edification and plain enjoyment. For I do indeed fall into the camp of those who view its very existence less as a luxury and more as integral to our lives and very humanity.