William Hay, winner of 3 Kenneth R. Wilson Writing Awards and Folio Award, Canadian Author Association member,author of Caesarean Section and Love Between the Sacred and Profane poetry books, magazine short story and prose columnist.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Vatcian Museums Tour
We learned from guides that the tour was a must. So we did the tour. It was fantastic. Amazing. Incredible. What else can be said. Not only was it a step back in history but it was also going through the homes of the Popes. It was Michelangelo, Rafael, and much much more. I loved it. Laura loved it. It was all and more than we could have hoped for. At the end we went into the basilica and gave thanks. The church this time was just that. Our first visit we'd come mostly as part of the hustle bustle tourist crowd. This time we came to worship. It was good. Thanks be to God.
I began writing travel stories in grade 3. My mother was a journalist. I started publishing poetry and photography in high school. Dancing and acting followed with study in England with the world champion after bicycling across Europe. Medical school was also a time of canoeing and cross country skiing. Dad was a great outdoorsman. Country general practice was followed by northern fly in medicine. Completing a medicine fellowship and specializing in psychiatry, I did my California medical examinations before returning north to British Columbia where I began big game hunting, chicken farmed and sailed. Eventually, I solo sailed to Hawaii through winter storms. An island psychiatrist in Saipan, the weekly scuba diving was spectacular.Back in Canada, living on the sailboat,my Harley Davidson motorcycle became a whole new source of adventure.
Raised Baptist, I taught sunday school for the United Church and eventually became Anglican a decade back. Bible study, Yogananda, Tai Chi, AA, celtic and native studies all added to that ecumenical Christian spirituality.
Blessed by a loving family, beautiful partners, friends, pets and resilient house plants, life's a miracle.