APR 14, 15 .. THOSE ‘OF-THE-CLOTH’ ..

The above title .. THOSE ‘OF-THE-CLOTH’ .. refers to what I consider to be religious ‘professionals’. In this sense of the word a religious ‘professional’ is a person basically committed to the full time formal pursuit of carrying the message of their religious belief system to others.

In a vastly oversimplified statement religious ‘professionals’ are divided into two very broad categories. 

Category I – Religious ‘professionals’ in this category are SINGLE and WITHOUT a family. Roman Catholic Priests fall into this category. One of the main reasons for this category is that the single person is much freer to totally devote their life pursuits to their religious belief system because they have no one outside of their religious order to account to for their time and endeavors. Basically there are fewer things between them and God. They are also less financially expensive to their religion because they are not supporting a spouse and/or a family.

Category II – Religious ‘professionals’ in this category are MARRIED. As but one for-instance .. the Jewish faith highly recommends marriage for a Rabbi so that they know from actual living experience the trials and tribulations .. joys and sorrows .. of the married life. I also found reference that the married Rabbi with children of his own may be a better teacher of children.

“What Captain does this have to do with anything?” .. “I thought you would never ask ‘Zilla!”

It has EVERYTHING do with my own personal life! Luckily I am able .. throughout the year .. to live in each of the above categories. Each of them have enormous advantages!

Right now I would not trade one single moment of the valuable time that Patti and I are sharing together here in Hong Kong! It is pure and simple such FUN AND JOY to have Patti right with me .. holding on tightly behind me .. as I am riding My Horse Of Life.

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Just look at all that we are doing together!

OF COURSE WE ARE GOING TO A LOT OF MEETINGS!

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OF COURSE WE ARE GOING TO BOOKSTORES!

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NOTICE ANYTHING HERE SHADDY?!

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OF COURSE WE ARE RIDING .. AND WE ARE RIDING .. AND WE ARE RIDING .. THE STAR FERRIES!

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AND GAZING UPON VICTORIA HARBOR!

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OF COURSE WE ARE RIDING THE BUSES!

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OF COURSE WE ARE RIDING THE HONG KONG MTR SUBWAY SYSTEM!

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GIGGLE .. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?! .. EMPTY MTR CARS? .. GIGGLE ..

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OH COME ON! WERE YOU REALLY EXPECTING THE BELOW MTR PHOTOS?!

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ONE SHOOTS A LOT OF PHOTOS TO CAPTURE THIS ONE!

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THE YOUNG LADY ACTUALLY TOOK HER EYES OFF HER SMART PHONE TO GAZE AT US!

AH YES .. OF COURSE WE ARE RIDING THE BELOVED HONG KONG TRAMS!

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YOU KNOW WE ARE MUNCHING AWAY ON OUR BELOVED SINGAPORE RICE NOODLES!

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MISTER YUEN .. YOU ARE D’ MAN!

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VICTORIA PEAK? UP WE GO PATTI!

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“CAP .. ARE WE ON THE MTR SUBWAY?” ..

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OH! LOOK OVER THERE! THE TRAM RIDE TO VICTORIA PEAK IS BEAUTIFUL IF THE WEATHER COOPERATES!

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SOME VIEWS AT THE PEAK ..

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IN THE DISTANCE IS THE ICC BUILDING .. HONG KONG’S TALLEST BUILDING ..

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THE HONG KONG OBSERVATION WHEEL .. UP WE GO PATTI!

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YOU JUST DO NOT CONCENTRATE ON WHERE YOU ARE!

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YOU JUST ENJOY THE VIEWS ..

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WE TWO MANAGED A NICE VISIT TO THE PHENOMENAL CHI LIN NUNNERY ON THE LEFT AND THE NAN LIAN GARDEN ON THE RIGHT IN THE BELOW PHOTO ..

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THE CHI LIN NUNNERY ..

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THE NAN LIAN GARDEN ..

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Because it has now been several weeks since I have been active here on my web sites .. I told Patti .. 

“Babe .. I need to ride a little single-saddle today. IF I don’t get a Post up I will be in serious mental disarray!”

AS USUAL .. PATTI FULLY SUPPORTED ME IN THIS ENDEAVOR!

MUCH JOY FROM HONG KONG .. Cap and Patti ..

6 thoughts on “APR 14, 15 .. THOSE ‘OF-THE-CLOTH’ ..

    1. Cap Chastain

      Hong Kong is a very scenic city .. in my humble opinion. Do I correctly assume you have not visited here? Put it on your bucket-list! Smiles ..

  1. Shaddy

    It was fun to see my name in your blog post. I sure did recognize Amy’s book and I’m thrilled it’s even in Hong Kong.

    It’s obvious that you’re enjoying being with Patti. It’s a blessing for the two of you to be together. Your blog will always be there. The opportunities to enjoy the beauty around you is of utmost importance.

    Say Hi to Patti,
    Shaddy

    1. Cap Chastain

      Thanks Shaddy! Patti read your above comment and appreciated the HI! I was tickled to see YOUR BOOK on the table here in Hong Kong in the Downtown Central Business District! I just KNEW you would get a kick out of seeing it! Thanks for noticing and commenting! Life IS short .. YES it is a blessing to be sharing all of this joy!

  2. Chad

    I do not know if they would have any of his things over there or if you can watch YouTube, and of course you might not be interested at this time or any time, but I think you would really like Richard Rohr, who is a Franciscan Catholic Priest. I am not interested in much reading right now, but have been doing a little because it is so good. A couple that are excellent are, Breathing Under Water (on the 12 steps), and The Naked Now, as far as books, and Becoming Stillness is a great YouTube video.

    Glad to hear you and Patti are enjoying Hong Kong

    Chad

    1. Cap Chastain

      Thanks so much for the recommendation(s) Chad. So happy you are following along here. I have not been on YouTube here in Hong Kong. Please send our best to your family Chad!

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