Friday, March 14, 2008

Temple Pictures from Last Weekend

Today my absolutely awesome director Cate e-mailed me a few pictures she took last Sunday when we visited the temples.

The first two pictures are of Bulguksa; the third is of the other temple we visited (way up in the mountains). The little girl with glasses is my student Angie and the other little girl is Rosie, also my student (and Cate's daughter). They are two of my best students, as well as two of my all-around favorite kids.


Matthew Royal said...

Awesome! Isn't that first temple the really famous one that people always talk about?

Stephanie said...

Depends...there are a couple of really famous temples that people always talk about! ;)

I have a feeling that you're thinking of one that is up by Seoul, although Bulguksa certainly is really famous.

"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"