Window reflections from Bruton Parish Church. Williamsburg, VA.
"Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." ~ Sydney J. Harris (American Journalist, 1917-1986)Old window panes, colonial windows, built in 1715, now 296 years old. Windows that have seen the birth of a nation, wars between brothers, celebrations of independence, innumerable weddings and funerals and now, visitor from all the world itself. The windows let the light inside the historic structure and still reflect the life around it... winter trees with gnarled branches and the sky between. Sometimes as you walk the quiet streets you can hear the sounds of ancient hymns from the huge pipe organ within... other times there are the voices of a choir singing praises to God. What secrets have these walls seen and held? If only the bricks could talk to us... what history we could experience then.
Carmi's theme has been "windows" this week. I love the old wavy glass in the historic homes.. rare and irreplaceable these days. And the round windows... Williamsburg has quite a few of these in the old capitol building, the Wren building on the campus of William and Mary and in this old, stately church.
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Carmi's Theme ~ Windows