Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Little Noticed Beauty
I was taken by my friend Cyd to Mare Island in San Francisco Bay. There is a little Redwood Interdenominational chapel, St. Peter's, that has the largest collection of Tiffany stained glass windows West of the Mississippi. They are quite stunning, as is the chapel. Here in this seemingly out of the way abandoned Naval Base, with lots of rundown buildings, is this beautiful chapel. There were only a couple of people on the excellent tour. In our culture so many things called "beautiful" are in the spotlight, advertised, attention called to them. This chapel location makes me think of how beauty can be almost ignored, if not unnoticed. Just because you are not in the spotlight, or think you are ignored, forgotten, does not make you any less beautiful. The world's opinion is just an opinion. You are beautifully made. This is the second opinion, often forgotten. It is one thing if others forget you. No control there. But it is another thing if you forget you. Give yourself a compliment. You are beautiful.