Monday, June 22, 2009

Back in Time

I'm back from my vacation to the East Coast. There's so much to share and so many cool things to relay ... I will try to do the trip justice here over time. I'd planned my time around going to a single class called "The Bible through Art and Artifact;" a week long course at Yale Divinity School (my alma mater). It was amazing. We held 6000 year old letters on clay from the Babylonian collection (originally from Assyria), we saw the oldest known copy of Ephesians. We saw a Mummy and a Heart Scarab, a piece of art from 1270AD, and we got to see the brand new Taylor & Boody organ being played in the chapel.

It was a trip back in time, in so many ways. I got to see people and places I hadn't seen in about ten years, and I got to trace back the Bible and ancient civilization in ways I never had before. We went to Boston, too, and saw so many of the very cool buildings that are part of our country's Revolution.

And now, I'm back at work, doing what I do ... and missing all those things and people and places that are now just a little bit of my own history.

The Sterling Divinity Quadrangle - Yale Divinity School

3 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

That class sounds amazing!!! I wish I could have been there :-)

Liz said...

What a neat class. I have always been fascinated by ancient artifacts and archaeology. I am so glad that you had a great vacation!

Yaya said...

Sounds fun! I love Boston.