Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Brief Hiatus


I'm in Honolulu for a niece's wedding.  Right now I'm looking out my hotel window overlooking Kaimana beach.  It would be a great view of Waikiki if not for the waving palm trees in the way.  Frankly, I cannot think of a single important thing to write about.  I'm just sitting here tasting the breeze, enjoying the sun, relaxing in the water.  I'll get intelligent again, maybe, on my return.  

There is one thing.  We took in an exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts featuring the work of Chinese artists during and just after the Cultural Revolution.  It was one of the saddest and yet inspiring displays ever.  These artists risked everything to say in their art what could not be said out loud, but some of what they had to say expressed a deep disappointment and distrust in anything, past, present or future, that implied a wisdom they no longer believed existed in any form.  It reminded me of the 14th Psalm.  Look it up.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy your trip to Paradise--I know that Hawaii is your favorite place! By the way, you have diplomatically arranged to be out of town for the new rector's first Sunday at St Pauls!Your plan to wean the congregation from flocking around you is working! They can't right away ask you for any comments on him!

lucy said...

i personally cannot think of anything much more "intelligent" than "just sitting here tasting the breeze, enjoying the sun, relaxing in the water." sounds like quiet time with the great creator to me and what could be more intelligent than that?