Saturday, March 6, 2010

my people

Pater et mater. The ones responsible for much of who I am today, and for the clan that gives me so much gladness.
"Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord!"

And these are some of the beautiful little people in my life, Natalie and Hailey.

(left) Our little birthday party for Becki at home.

Some of us girls on the way to a friend's house for Sunday dinner (l-r, Laura, Emili, Abbi, Elsi, Bobbi)

What is culture?

From Jean LeClerq's The Love of Learning and the Desire for God:

From a very general point of view, culture includes an overall conception of the world and of life, and the means for expressing it - that is to say, language and the arts. Precisely, language is the foremost of the arts, the art of speaking well, writing well, and of expressing thought well. Thus, language is always the symbol of a culture, and it shows the level of a culture.