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Looking forward to the past

This week’s Iconic Buildings on Radio National’s Blueprint for Living highlights the wonder of Chartres cathedral (see here). I mention the recent contentious restoration of its internal painted walls which supposedly takes them back to the original colouring of the mid-1200s. 837 more words

Travel

God and the Garden in Eden: The Ensemble at Chartres

I miss so much of what surrounds me unless I look around–and up!

My prayer

Creator, Your story is everywhere, and often nearer than I am aware. 411 more words

Prayer

Hands of the Creator

Of course God doesn’t have hands. But if God did, they would be big and strong enough to hold and bless everything all at once. Thinking about God’s hands makes me feel safe and secure. 418 more words

Prayer

The Last Word Is Love

What was God thinking and feeling as Adam and Eve made their new life outside of Eden? The biblical witness is silent, but if I had been God, I would have felt really sad. 398 more words

Prayer

Finally a Rest Day

The plan for today was to get up early and drive to Giverny, which is famous for Monet’s garden. However, with a midnight finish we decided to postpone Giverny and spend the day in Chartres, an unplanned, but much needed rest day. 427 more words

Travel

Art in the service of religion

In response to this week’s Black & White Challenge from Cee, here is an image of the extraordinarily intricate carving above the great door of Chartres Cathedral. 7 more words

Black & White

Rose Windows for a Rose Garden?

Last fall the City of Albuquerque put out a call to artists to submit design proposals for a permanent public art installation in a new Rose Garden in the Albuquerque BioPark.  620 more words

Art And Spirit