A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"

“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

December 4, 2008

Colombo - Singapore

December 4, 1968
"Today I fly to Singapore and the long day of sitting around has begun..."

Asian Kites

"Outside on Galle Face Green the kites rise and dip in the strong sea wind - wild and happy Asian kites - two like big black dishevelled and long-legged birds that flap and jump in the wind. Others with long spotted tails twist in the air like freckled dragons or serpents. Others have unidentifiable shapes. Asia is a kite-loving continent; there were wrecks of small Tibetan boys' kites on all the roofs and wires of Darjeeling." AJTM pp.228-229

The Beatles in Vancouver
December 3, 2008

(where's Thomas)

Last night I had a great opportunity to do a "historical context" fieldtrip as part of this "e-pilgrimage". My daughter Morgan (22) and I took in the "Classical Mystery Tour" as it passed through Vancouver. The "Classical Mystery Tour" is a Beatles tribute band who play with symphony orchestras (Vancouver Symphony in this case) to create an incredibly AWESOME concert experience. I had to imagine everyone there as 40 years younger but otherwise it was a great trip to 1968. The evening included 37 songs from throughout The Beatles history. We enjoyed every one of them from our front-row seats!!

TTFN... Rob

"Life is very short and there's no time, for fussing and fighting my friend."
The Beatles

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