(My professional rigmarole)
We are not in Kansas anymore….what is this place?
I’ve never been in Kansas. ‘Bruges’ is known to half of the planet, especially to the Eastern side of it. As a authentic medieval town in Flanders, Belgium (which is mostly seen as part of Brussels or Holland). Most of it’s architecture is 19th century fake – but don’t tell anyone. I was privileged to to photograph one of the very few real medieval houses (or what’s left of it).
So, feel free to leave Kansas and visit some Flemish towns…
On my way.
We are famous for our hospitality. Although it looks like a small catholic industry here. Beware:)
Well…. I have a Catholic upbringing so I’m sure I will feel right at home….if not a bit lost… spiritually speaking anyway…
In Flanders we all had Catholic upbringings.Unfortunately. And we’re all lost now, since we experienced the real spirituality of local Catholic leaders…. (It still turns me a little angry-frustrated when I remember the things priests forced us to do and to think, while they were practising quite the opposite…) But don’t worry : we have learned to accept this frustration….
I am sorry to hear that….here in the US that has been a very difficult issue and struggle for the church. I did not have that kind of negative experience, just lots of unanswered questions… I do appreciate much of my spiritual heritage, and, it has contributed to my journey. My day job is a worship pastor in a Protestant church. 🙂
Interesting to hear you left the Catholic Church and turned to a Protestant community. I did the same, 30 years ago. It saved my faith. And it provided me of massive answers about my Catholic upbringing and its deviations. Nevertheless I’m daily confronted with Catholic ambiguity and its influence in my professional life. Since I made a series like ‘Flemish towns to avoid’, it certainly is tending to a revenge-like reflex. I daily struggle with this heritage. And when I would tend to forget about it, there are always people to remind me of it. I consider this awareness as a blessing.
So enjoying this conversation! I am about to do a wedding rehearsal. To be continued…
I’m enjoying it too, but…It’s almost midnight here. And tomorrow I have to work in the Academy.Good night..
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