I’ve always been drawn to the Auckland Museum’s Hall of Remembrance — a long marble gallery lit softly by multiple leadlight and stained glass windows set in the walls and ceiling.
It is a quiet space, where symbolism and personal loss hang heavy. Where column after column of names engraved on the walls mark, but do not do justice to, the thousands of New Zealanders who have died in wars, and continue to do so.
It’s difficult to reconcile that still, beautiful space with the noisy, ugly realities of conflict.
But perhaps that is the point.
A lie preserved in stained glass doesn’t make it more true. — Saul Williams
We must shine with hope, stained glass windows that shape light into icons, glow like lanterns borne before a procession. Who can bear hope back into the world but us. — Marge Piercy
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