Saturday, July 23, 2011
Morning Light--Dordt Prairie
Lots of folks make fun of the Dordt's architecture--"early modern Great Plains brick" or something, maybe "late DeStigter."
Someone who's been around as long as I have can't help but think that things have improved immeasureably in the last decade or so.
That having been said, on a warm July morning, in a buttery bright dawn, nothing made of brick or stone compares to the rich luxuriant prairie just south of the campus. Nothing at all.
There's a sermon there too, I think. The greatest beauty one could find this morning was in that big, thick colorful growth that's been restored to what it was long before groundbreaking, long before any white man behind a work horse pulled a plow through virgin Siouxland soil.
Tall-grass prairie really, really sings.
Posted by J. C. Schaap at 8:24 PM