Yes, there I was crossing Goulburn Street and who should be standing very tall beside me but David Williamson! Odd, eh, after some recent entries here! Then on to yum cha at the Regal with Simon H, Lord Malcolm and Sirdan.
After that I went to the Interfaith Service at historic Pitt Street Uniting Church, there on the right. So I shook Stephanie Dowrick by the hand at last; I have long admired her books. At the top of the order of service was a quote from Rumi which I have long loved: Out beyond our ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. We were called to worship by traditions of several faiths, including a good clear blast on the shofar or ram’s horn. The music in the service was especially beautiful, featuring Kim Cunio and Heather Lee, one of the 13th century Cantigas de Santa Maria being truly exquisite. The spirit of Gandhi permeated both the form of service and Stephanie Dowrick’s address.
It may be long before the law of love will be recognised in international affairs. The machineries of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.