Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A New Beginning-Always in Process-Sacred spaces of the Heart

I find myself totally enjoying John's photograph of the All Saint's Chapel again today. His photographic creations often offer the kind of beauty that speaks to me on emotional and spiritual levels.

I love the light, the colors, the stained glass and, yes Ezekial , the sense of openness, space and peace in this photograph. Looking at it can give me new access to memories from past visits to All Saints Chapel over a 20 year time period.

Finally, daydeaming about my personal and professional history in the Franklin County,Winchester, Sewanee Area is like sharing a warm cup of cinnamon cider with a life friend in just the recalling of those times. Ah....warm memories against a chilly day or a cold night.

As I child, the first creative writing I completed, at age six, was a Christmas poem about the Journey of Mary and Joseph for our local church bulletin! I remember feeling published! I thought I was making a new start in my life. Today, I feel much the same about new starts. They are journeys. This one is a journey of the heart.

I have always had a fascination with churches, small chapels and cathedrals, and I often seek out unusual ones when traveling. There are photos I want to relocate from sacred spaces in Ohio, Florida , Virginia , Ireland and Arizona in particular.

Any bloggers who have a photo of a well loved church or sacred place are invited to share it.. I would love to increase this small collection of sacred spaces.


FlyingRabbit said...

The reason why I wrote an article about chapels on my blog is that you had wrote about it, which reminded me that's what foreigners interested in. In a few days, I'll write some about cared places like temple.

Linda S. Socha said...

Gosh Rabbit

I don't think of myself as a foreigner but I do very much thank you for sharing the photos. I appreciate you thinking of scared places. Take care Terrance.