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.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Amazing Grace (the movie)
Saw the new movie Amazing Grace over the weekend. Some fine performances, a workmanlike recreation of the period, and a surprising clear concise job of explaining British politics of the day. Not a great film by any means, but worth seeing once.