Walking Slowly through a World of Beauty

pomegranate in a court yard at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Good Day, God!

I’ve been playing Tour Guide for the last three days and Oahu is such a lovely island. Yesterday, my college roommate and I had lunch at the Honolulu Museum of Art cafe.

We then took a leisurely walk through the exhibits — around the Pacific and on through Japan, China, Indonesia and into India.  It wasn’t just a geographical walk but a walk from early neolithic times up to today. I have so many photos, God, that I was overwhelmed at the prospect of selecting just one or two.

The Created World — that created by us humans — calls forth “responses.” I

early neolithic pot from China

lingered by a big neolithic pot — pondering its uses and its time and place. How had it survived? How long had it been buried?

a blowup of a print by Kawase Hasui outside the museum

We were fortunate to see the Kawase Hausui exhibit before it closes this week. Japanese woodblock prints have always been favorites of mine. Such elegant simplicity of line and color. I can see why author James Michener collected so many of them. They were mass produced in the late 1800’s with one print costing the same as a bowl of rice. How extraordinary to have Art so affordable.

Our Art, our beloved Creations — provide Joy for the One Who Sees as well as Joy for the One Who Creates. My Heart is full of those Joys, God. How good it is to walk slowly and see.

Still, God, it was the image of one of Your Creations — the lovely pomegranate — that was the first photo I selected for this blog. Thank You, God, for Our Wonderful World.

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