and anything that slows us down is a spiritual practice
this post is about the cross symbol
the cross is considered by many cultures to be a symbol of perfection
and when we consider the standing human body with feet together, arms outstretched,
that too is a cross
so maybe this post is also about our bodies and about spiritual practice
visual art is a language without words
we have such a high value in words
but can you really articulate a spiritual experience?
there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground (Lois Huey Heck)
it's a vertical (spirit) crossing through a horizontal (matter)
and where they cross, that is the thin place
sometimes thin places are intended
in Korea, I have read that the horizontal line of the cross represents the earth,
and the vertical line is the sky,
and the centre where they cross, is a human body
there, in the thin place
The images in this post are of Levens Hall in northern England. I wrote about Levens Hall topiary gardens here. The patchwork (1708) in the two bottom photos is reputed to be the oldest in England and is the reason I visited in 2015.
Just rambling here, I cleaned out an old camera card and found a lot of interesting images. I had forgotten about these.