This was taken at one of the interactive exhibits at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. It was a full size pin impression wall where you pressed on once side in order to create an impression on the other. I especially love how these pins picks up my glasses. Youngest traveled with me on this trip and we had a great time at The Clay. More Pics.
This evening the Chow cousins got together for our regular'ish dinner at cuz Trina's house. She has a much better recap of the evening, but suffice it to say, we engaged in some serious hipster s'more making as we roasted 'em over a gas fire pit in her backyard. Too fun.
Today, for many Asians around the world, is 清明節. Ching Ming or Chinese Memorial Day is similar to All Saint's Day or El Día de los Muertos. This year the family gathered where my grandfather, great-great-aunt and great-great-uncle ashes are interred to remember those who have come before. My cousin, Trina, has given a great summary of some of meanings behind the traditions.
This one is a day late, but I was caught up with soccer, rehearsals and school auction duties for most of the day. In honor of our arts curriculum based public school in San Francisco, here is one of the questions that our school continually asks itself.
“Peace it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
Thank to all who have asked for this. This is a compilation of many different benedictions that I have heard throughout the years, no originality claimed, just some great opportunities to share it.
Go forth into the world
With compassion and justice in your heart
Give voice to the silent
Give strength to the weak
See one another
Hear one another
Care for one another
And love one another
It's all that easy
And it's all that hard
Now may the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ
The love of God
And the power of the Holy Spirit
Be with us all, now and forever more