In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Some days are just like this
I don't know about you, but there are days when I long to put out this sign.
(Seen at the Fukugawa Edo museum in Tokyo, during our 2004 vacation. Actually, they were open.)