Monday, January 10, 2011

Vigil Photos for Gabrielle and for Peace

I wanted to post these photos of the candlelight vigil for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the others who were killed and wounded.

Peace over the state flag.

Someone left a card that said "And love will hold us together and give us shelter to weather the storm."

It was a beautiful and moving experience to see the altar made at her headquarters on Pima and Swan, which continues to grow. 
I was very struck by the many messages people left  about Peace.  Not just a blessing and prayer for Gabrielle and for the the others, but for our nation and our world.  I truly felt that.

And, perhaps because I'm an artist and always struck by the living metaphors all around us, as I walked back to my home, I passed by the building next door to Gifford's headquarters and the Altar, where many people had parked their cars. 

It's a medical plaza called THE HEART CENTER of Southern Arizona.



beautiful powerful images, lauren - thanks so very much for posting - their message palpable - peace -

and the heart center! how true we need that - to center our hearts!

d page said...

Very moving, and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Valerianna said...

Moving, hopeful. I'm just popping in to say that I'm reading your posts on this... intense, so close to you. I don't have a lot of words, the trauma is triggering the trauma and death that our family just experienced. I am learning a lot about this right now- how trauma is....
Thanks for posting. Peace blessings. I love the Heart Center sign...