A New Lens

Day 4
Thursday, April 9, 2015
New York City

MET of Art
I have always wanted to go. From the time I saw the beautiful Christmas Tree with Neapolitan angels descending from the top pointing to the Nativity Scene in the center, I have longed to see it. But I was simple was not prepared for the beauty and the extent of the collection that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It would have taken a week to have seen everything. Sallie, Liz and I only had an afternoon so we took in what we were able. We visit the Renaissance room where the Christmas tree is placed every year. Around the room there were various statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, Each artist portrayed their faces in a unique way. Each one was different,
We went to the French Impressionism rooms. We saw some of the best known paintings by Degas, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh to name a only a few. It was breath taking.
C. S. Lewis writes that art, literature and music give us a new pair of lens to see the world through and to see beyond ourselves. That was my experience at the MET.
Pastor Vallerie

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