Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Grace Cathedral

I recently had the opportunity to revisit Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Three years ago I spent the night inside the cathedral with a women's group and it was an extraordinary experience. The architecture is humbling, designed in the French Gothic style. The high Gothic arches draw your eyes upwards, the silence inside draws reflection and thought regardless of your personal beliefs. There are two labyrinths (one inside is modeled after the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral) and one outside for public use at any time. Walking the circuit to the center and out again is a meditation in motion, each taking the path as fast or slow, in the lines or out of the lines; all being a metaphor for how we each go on our own path.

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