Monday, October 12, 2009

Christopher Columbus...

“From my first youth onward, I was a seaman and have so continued until this day. ... Wherever on the earth a ship has been, I have been. I have spoken and treated with learned men, priests, and laymen, Latins and Greeks, Jews and Moors, and with many men of other faiths. The Lord was well disposed to my desire, and He bestowed upon me courage and understanding; knowledge of seafaring He gave me in abundance, of astrology as much as was needed, and of geometry and astronomy likewise. Further, He gave me joy and cunning in drawing maps and thereon cities, mountains, rivers, islands, and harbours, each one in its place. I have seen and truly I have studied all books—cosmographies, histories, chronicles, and philosophies, and other arts, for which our Lord unlocked my mind, sent me upon the sea, and gave me fire for the deed. Those who heard of my emprise called it foolish, mocked me, and laughed. But who can doubt but that the Holy Ghost inspired me?"
Christopher Columbus

"Here on a gleaming beach of white coral occurred the . . . first
landing . . . [Columbus] went ashore in the flagship’s longboat . . .
accompanied by [his] captains . . . flying the banner of the expedition—
a green crowned cross on a white field. ‘And . . . having rendered thanks
to our Lord, kneeling on the ground, embracing it with tears of joy for the
immeasurable mercy of having reached it, the Admiral rose and gave this
island the name San Salvador—Holy Savior."

Samuel Eliot Morison, “From Palos to San Salvador,” The Southern Voyages, pp. 60-63, italics
in the original; bracketed notations added.

Sunflower Farmers Market...

During a recent visit to the south valley.. I visited this fabulous little market. It was such a fun place.
1375 South State Street, Orem Utah
There are also locations in Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico & Texas...
Read about them HERE...