“Those windows won’t remain in their current place in their current context” – Cathedral spokesperson
Day: August 24, 2017
The glory of this week’s total solar eclipse, then, can teach us about our own eclipses and intersections, and overshadowings. It is restorative simply to pause, and to marvel, at the glorious constellation of heavenly bodies among whom we live, and move, and have our being.
Tensions over the name of the Robert E. Lee Memorial church in Lexington, VA continue to rise in the wake of a white supremacist rally and deadly violence in nearby Charlottesville.
I have read dozens of descriptions of this moment of totality. None captures the awe I felt when I saw our star occluded, a disc surrounded by an eerie luminescence. It was white – bluish white – purplish, bluish white – a unnatural, unearthly color – and dumbfounding, breath stopping.