Now perhaps we are paying it forward to another generation. The thing is, we are more greatly blessed knowing them than these missionaries can understand or believe. I feel that this love will link to form chains across the earth and ultimately, I believe, be it's salvation. Wow!
Okay, back to the mundane. Elder D wanted to see the Picasso museum so we went with the office elders and Sister Nielson. Rod held a little workshop beforehand, about art and especially modern art. He had them try to condense the first discussion into 15 words. Then he pointed out that lots of important stuff had been left out, that some might not even recognize it as the same and that each person felt different words were important to include. He drew the analogy between this and 'modern art'. It's an interesting point. I am privately of the opinion that Picasso was sometimes just lazy or teasing with some of his works, however he also mentioned thinking about how a baby might see his mother, her hugeness, nostril open, planes of her face disorganized...it's interesting. One of the best features of the museum is a video they have running on a constant loop of Picasso painting on glass in front of a camera. It is fascinating to watch a bird or bull form in 2-3 lines over 30-40 seconds. The missionaries were shocked to see a couple of his very early works which show his capacity to paint. The comment was.."he was able to paint like that but he chose to paint like this???" Still a lot to learn.
|Walking there we came across this street. The balconies are not 2 feet from the walls across the street.|
|This is a public garden I especially admired as we walked past.|
|Calling the world to repentance!!!|
Love you and miss you. We're excited to get home and see you all. Oh, thank you Todd for the information about the Pissani brothers. I love my kids!