as you know, a few weeks ago, i went to melbourne... i generally love wandering around a big city, getting lost and finding inspiration in all sorts of quirky places. well, let me tell you - when it comes to inspiration in melbourne, the churches and cathedrals are at the top of my list.
first, i found this memorial for the soldiers of WWI & II. It was obviously erected after World War I, but what really touched me was the inscription that was clearly added after World War II had proved to be even more devastating...
|'in 1939 the bugle called again|
and was bravely answered by
all ranks of
The Victorian Scottish Regiment
many of whom gave their lives
in divers fields of service
that we might live
to find a better way'
then there was this inscription, honoring the life of a former pastor... oh, that my life would be described with such words as 'generous,' 'devoted,' and 'faithful.' i found this so inspiring!
|'his spirit has returned to God who gave it. |
WITH CHRIST: which is far better.'
this plaque was small, and hidden in the back of a flowerbed, but it caught my eye, and i had to sit and ruminate on it for a while...
|rock of ages, cleft for me...|
i'm almost out of things to blog about melbourne... one thing is left, though: tattoo photos! i am still so amped on the ink from antony, will share soon!
thanks for reading :)