Long time comin

Hey Everyone! I know I haven't posted in a long time, but there's a reason for that. One, I haven't had much internet access in a few days. Two, I haven't figured out how to upload pictures on the ones I do have access to now. And, three, my program is so structured that I haven't had time, and once I do, I'm far too exhausted to come down to the computer lab and write.

Anyhow, I have to go up to the next session but I thought I'd let everyone know that I'm having a wonderful time learning about Lewis, modernism, postmodernism, apologetics, etc. Last night we went to Magdalen College and had a tour led by an Australian Rhodes Scholar...kind of funny. Early Sunday, we went to a service at C.S. Lewis's parish. It was truly wonderful. There were several parts in which I got teary eyed. The sincerity and humility of the pastors there was so refreshing compared to the other churches we had seen in Italy. I also loved simply listening to their voices while they gave communion or the sermon. The way they articulate their sentiments here is so wonderful. I had a smile on my face the whole time the pastor was preaching. I'm sure he thought I was a dumb blonde :)

Speaking of dumb blonde, I have a few stories. Last night, one of the older British women overseeing the program was talking to me about Italy. She had lived there for two years so we were swapping experiences. She asked me, after about a 5 minute break from our conversation, how I liked the pasta. Okay, here's the thing. The way the British say pasta is "pastor". It has a long 'a' on the end and a slight 'r' after it. So, I proceeded to tell her how much I loved the morning service. She began laughing and said we were talking "cross purposes." and explained to me that she asked about the Italian food. I laughed so hard and felt so stupid. If you know me well, you've heard my "soup or salad" story. If you don't know me that well, or that long, ask someone who does. It was a very real flashback to that time of my life :)

Anyhow, I've gotta go. Cheers! (sorry if there were any typos in this post. I don't have time to check them.)

Posted by Portia at August 2, 2004 01:07 AM