My header is the steeple of a tiny little Lutheran church right outside of Mt. Horeb. I think, if measured the steeple is probably longer than the length of the church. I'm not sure of the history of steeples, I suppose they were put on building to try to get God's attention. Or as a funnel to send the prayers straight up to God? When I have time someday I'll research that just out of curiosity.
I think it's interesting that pyramids are pointed and big, trying to reach the sky.
Maybe it's a message, lost in time, to a star and it's people, that we still remember them?
That some of our sacred buildings try to reach up to the stars?
I know this is probably why my husband doesn't want to retire. My mind works like this 24/7.
I'm sure he gets tired of my constant questions about things.
IF I ever get one of those book reading gadgets that you hold (and I read a lot and they are very tempting, especially for trips) I think I would like to download a complete encyclopedia. How could a person EVER be bored if they had from A-Z to read about everything.
When we were first married, young children that we were, my husband a recent English major graduate, was working on his Master's in English. He felt that my limited exposure to the classics was a negative. He wrote out a suggested reading list for me. I didn't take offense. I love to read. These were books that my little high school English class hadn't deemed necessary for me to read. I worked my way through the list.
When my middle son, in high school at the time, got a college suggested reading list, I grabbed it, made a copy and worked my way through those titles.
I don't believe everything I read but I try to keep an open mind about things. I know science tells me that atoms exist even though I can't see them. Heck, the Internet seems like magic to me. There are things that I don't understand but I believe them to be true.
The act of reading does something to our brain. Again, a mystery that I need to research. There just isn't time in the day for everything I want to do. sigh
I'm worried that kids today aren't really reading any more. I think the Harry Potter books and the recent Vampire books probably brought many children and young adults back to reading. That's a good thing.
So, dear friends, what are you reading? Have you come across a really good book and you would like to share the title with us? Remember, I READ cookbooks, too. :)
I'm taking Corita's rules seriously again. I need to start a list of ideas that have been appearing in my night dreams and day dreams. I need to set deadlines so that I follow through and get these projects done. I also need to put some "structure" around them so that my focus stays on the mark and then my creativity can take over.
Right now, I need to go do the laundry, wash the dishes and get over to the studio.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.
:)Bea You know what to do, dance, sing, create and let your soul express it's JOY.