Arthur “Art” Olinger is a lifelong learner, an astute student of life experience. The classes Art attends either have, or will become beneficial at some point in his life. Art has learned that one thing is certain, Wisdom doesn’t come until the final exams, which can be brutal. He is given a glimpse of what’s to come, perhaps given examples of the consequences of choices available, though, it’s the necessary “Hands on” experience that invariably would shape him. I might add, that most of these final exams last a lifetime and he has learned that the key to surviving is never giving up, to keep aspiring to mine gems out of every lesson.
In some ways (Understatement), Art is a child at heart embracing the simple things in his life like his love for music (creating and delivering), which allows him to transcend the opacities in his life, and maybe take others along on the journey. It is said that Art should’ve been a fish because of his love for the ocean, and his affinity for ocean sports, specifically, body boarding, and sailing. He has found that embracing his inner child is intrinsic to who he is an individual, and all he holds dear. Today, these values are wrapped around a relationship he forged not long ago with a friend he made while reaching out in desperation, this friend, Christ Jesus. I must admit, that he still wrestles with his worthiness to have received such unconditional mercy grace and love just by wanting to be His friend, a friend of a king no less.
Aloha and God Bless