Sunday, April 22, 2018

Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit

MQTlogoa1500x500 Thought For Today… (the Ultimate Question)


Timor dei initium sapiente……………………..


“In a letter of November 19, 1960, Jung explains the inscription:

By the way, you seek the enigmatic oracle Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit in vain in Delphi: it is cut in stone over the door of my house in Kusnacht near Zurich and otherwise found in Erasmus's collection of Adagia (XVIth cent.). [Jung had acquired a copy of the 1563 edition of Erasmus's Collectaneas adagiorum, a compilation of analects from classical authors, when he was 19 years old.] It says: yes, the god will be on the spot, but in what form and to what purpose? I have put the inscription there to remind my patients and myself: Timor dei initium sapiente ["The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."] Here another not less important road begins, not the approach to "Christianity" but to God himself and this seems to be the ultimate question.”





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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Victorian Era..Kelton House Museum..In Columbus,Ohio

MQTlogoa1500x500 A road trip to the Kelton House Museum and Gardens in Columbus,Ohio.. A trip back in time to the Victorian Era…(QUEEN VICTORIA’S REIGN FROM JUNE 1837 UNTIL HER DEATH ON THE 22nd of January 1901 defines the Victorian Era, but scholars include years as far back as 1830 when contemplating this time period)….
Some say the Kelton House is HAUNTED….. “Have I mentioned lately that I adore the spirits at the Kelton House?  They are the friendliest, most playful ones I have ever encountered. This year, they out did themselves on the yearly ghost tours.” READ MORE 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Explore Cape Breton ....Canada ...Canada

MQTlogoa  Acadian Coastline, Gaelic Folklore, Celtic Culture and The The Mi'kmaq Nation… To say the least there is a lot going on in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. A “My Quality Time” post.
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The Skyline Trail::: “Length: 7.5 km (4.7 mi) return or 9.2 km (5.7 mi) loop Elevation: 290 - 405 m (950 - 1,330 ft) Time: 2 - 3 hours
Significant Features: Headland cliff, ocean Main trail suitable for most skill levels.  Boardwalk with steps at headland.  Rugged back loop.” Linda and I with my sister Sara and her husband Larry did the In-Out trail not the loop.

If one is going to do just one hike in this area this is the one to do. There are hundreds of wonderful blog posts/web sites devoted to this area with detailed photos and descriptions of the hike. You can do your own research if interested. Here are a couple links I really like: One Journey and Wandering Not Lost .
On this hike you may see moose and bear but we did not… so it goes…   Instead I offer up a “At A Breton Calvaire” from the book::”Cape Breton Tales” by Harry James Smith 1880-1918.
“Upon that cape that thrusts so bare.. Its crest above the wasting sea-Grey rocks amidst eternity- There stands an old and frail calvaire, Upraising like an unvoiced cry Its great black arms against the sky. For storm-beat years that cross has stood: It slants before the winter gale; And now the Christ is marred and pale;
The rain has washed away the blood That ran once on its brow and side, And in its feet the seams are wide.
But when the boats put out to sea At earliest dawn before the day. The fishermen, they turn and pray, Their eyes upon calvary:
“O Jesu, Son of Mary fair, Our little boats are in thy care!” and when the storm beats hard and shrill
Then toil-bent women, worn with fear, Pray for the lives they hold so dear, And seek the cross
upon the hill: “O Jesu, Son of Mary mild, Be with them where the waves are wild!”
And when the dead they carry by Across that melancholy land,- Dead that were cast up on the strand
Beneath a black and whirling sky,- They pause before the old calvaire; They cross themselves and say a prayer.

O Jesu, Son of Mary fair! O Faith, that seeks thy cross of pain! Their voices break above the rain,
The wind blows hard, the heart lies bare: Clutching through dark, their hands find Thee,
O Christ, that died on Calvary!”
Film crew getting ready to shoot a documentary… and now I’m HUNGRY:::
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The Beggars Banquet a chance for you to get into period costume and gorge on a feast of local seafood in a replicated 18th-century tavern.
2015-09-05 06.41.57 Hope you enjoyed the post/photos… and as always have

a great day…. Joe Todd reporting for “My Quality Time”
MQTlogoa Cape Breton Highlands National Park & The Skyline Trail