Wednesday, November 16, 2011

On Love and Light

Went to a wedding this last Saturday. Our dear friend Michaela married her love, Lalo, and it was a lovely service. It was a "don't even think of wearing mascara" wedding mass since the couple shared their commitment to each other and to their work in the community with a sincerity that was genuine and stunning.

After the service there were lots of pictures taken on my iPhone, none of which, were blog worthy.

While folks with real cameras were taking fine photos, I found myself wandering around exploring nooks and crannies at St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic church on Hill Avenue, near PCC.

While dithering around the attention to detail that was given to this small bit of the chapel caught my attention. Setting metallic tiles so that they are not flush is done intentionally so that the light will reflect light and catch the eye. It's likely that this is real marble, so now you have some ideas of what you can do with that spare marble you may have after a big project.
Directly across from the marble and gold was an altar, treated as ofrenda, that was still festooned with the elements one finds for Día de los muertos. It caught my eye, too, but for a very different reason. Like the gold tile it reflects a light that is bright and that is greatly valued by those who have come to learn about, and understand, its meaning.

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