San Francisco, California....
I took this photo recently when I walked with a friend through Grace Episcopal Cathedral. This is only one part of a larger art display that incorporates a synthesis of the senses including beautiful music along with video and light projected on the ceilings. This piece, called Graced With Light, was created by artist Anne Patterson, who also happens to be Gen X. She used approximately 20 miles of ribbon to flow down from the vaulted ceiling. It is a a sort of metaphor of the communication between heaven and earth - prayers flowing upward, grace flowing down. On a day when I had a lot of prayers to send up, standing under these ribbons made me feel significant grace. And through these ribbons, the fourth set of lights from the front look a bit like a hovering angel.
(c) 2014 writing and photography by Chloe Koffas