|Abbo's Alley in the fog|
The next morning, alumni were welcomed to attend classes. David and I went to a second semester French class, which turned out to be an excellent review of en and y, along with the subjunctive (which I can always stand to review.) Next, David went to a topology class and I hit the trail, walking around campus and heading to Abbo's Alley, an enchanting place, especially in the fog. Line and color became elegantly enigmatic. So many places called out to me: Paint Me! Paint Me!
Our schedule each day was full with reunion activities, but at the end of the day, I would enjoy relaxing with my new book. In Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor paints a picture of how she came to faith and it is first and foremost grounded in the wonderful creation that we all dwell upon. And she notes that in Celtic theology, "God's 'big book' of creation is revered alongside God's 'little book' of sacred scripture." (pg 81) Taylor and her husband come upon a "thin place" when walking over the land that would become their home. The idea of thin places is also Celtic. These are special places that are also part of another realm.