Day #16: July 14, 2009
Cock-a-doodle-doo at 4:45am! Amy and I spent our last morning by waking up before sunrise to head to the Charles Bridge to invite the sun out for the day. The first 30minutes were nice, displaying purples & pinks in the sky, but apparently our invitation wasn’t alluring enough, because the sun then went away and clouds and rain came! We went back to our adorable studio apartment, Amy slept & I blogged. Once the weather cleared up a bit, she and I ventured out one more time before our seven-hour train ride.
To all of my hippie friends, peace advocates, and any Beatle’s fans, imagine this next site with me: The Lenin Wall. This wall is an array of peace proclamations, and expressions of amity that summon as many mixed emotions as there are colors on the wall. Amy and I left our mark by quoting Romans 15:13 of The Message that says,
“May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” We grabbed one last gelato and went to the park to sit on a bench that showcased Prague’s loveliness. To the left I saw the Charles Bridge. Across the water stands the Castle. To my right, local painters and musicians attract the tourist for a Czech crown or two.
And right near my feet below, pigeons entertained me with their constant pecking. The tree above provided protection and the breeze refreshing unsullied air. The hour was endowed with time to journal and contemplate on a quote by a spiritual hero of mine, St. Teresa of Avila.
So I end with a quote that left me deep in thought: “May your life become one of glad and unending praise to the Lord as you journey through this world, and in the world that is to come!”