Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Post Easter Wishes

detail of a stained glass in our town church

I know this is a bit late, but I hope everybody had a wonderful Easter. The sky was overcast here during the Easter holidays. But at least it wasn’t that cold. And we haven’t had any bizarre spring blizzard or hailstorm so far. So the weather might not be that enjoyable but the important thing is the spirit of the season --- the salvation of mankind, the resurrection of Christ, and life-everlasting with Him in paradise.

Easter, as a religious festival, is always associated with churches. So I thought it would be a good idea to post some photos of the details of stained glass windows in our town church. The edifice was built around 1,100 years ago. And I assume the windows are as old as the church. I have always been fascinated by the ethereal quality of the scene created by the light streaming through the stained glass, with motes of dusk swirling in the beam of light and the colored figures in the glass seeming to come alive.

And with the general silence, the atmosphere of being watched over combined with the solidness of the church walls, it gives one a feeling of perpetual security and beatitude… especially during times of distress and hopelessness. And I hope the church (and other religious edifice) will be preserved for another thousand of years --- not only for its religious purpose but also for its aesthetic and historical value.

I hope with passing of Easter, we all have a wonderful “re-birth”, a new start for the year ahead. And spring will be in full swing any time soon (I hope), so we can all look forward to warmer, brighter, sunnier days *smiles*.


Indrani said...

Hope you had a great Easter!
I was holidaying.

lareine said...

indrani, our easter was ok, although it would have been better if we had a sunny weather...

thanks for the visit... and i hope you had a wonderful holiday:)...

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