Sunday, December 18, 2011


These sentinels adorn the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. They are extraordinary in their grace and detail, especially the woman with the sword. Following that thread, I would like to note that the war in Iraq ended today. The last troops shipped out this morning. Today we laid down the sword that had been brandished for nine long years. Now, with some seventeen thousand diplomatic envoys left as sentries in country, the peace begins.


  1. I am so glad that our troops are coming home. I wish they'd never been sent.
    Those sentries- breath-taking. Do we still make art like that? You are very lucky to live in a city where such beauty is abundant. I live with another kind of beauty but I do stand in wonder at what you must see daily.

  2. Peace is beautiful. As are the sentinels.
    Wishing you, your loved ones and your readers - a wonderful Holiday Season, and a happy, healthy New Year.
    Sending Love ~ <3

  3. i love st john the divine.
    not many places i feel as wholly holy, if you know what i mean--but i have always connected to that sacred space and spirit.

  4. These sculptures are stunning. The details of the folds in their garments!

    May this Christmas be the beginning of some peace for Iraq.