April 8 – Glass Class

Sometimes we get jobs or responsibilities we don’t like, but we still have to do them.  I remember long ago being assigned to wash the stained glass window in a 100-year-old house.  I don’t think it had ever been washed before – it was a nasty, dirty job, up on a ladder, soapy water running down my arms, lots of little bits that needed careful attention…

But the reward – when I first saw the sun streaming in through that beautiful colored glass, it was magnificent!  Worth every second of scrubbing!

Sometimes we don’t know how dirty something is until we get it clean again, and see it in the daylight.  We have no idea how beautiful something can be when we take the time and effort to wipe off the dirt and dust and let the sun shine in!

Chihuly

 

 

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7 Responses to “April 8 – Glass Class”

  1. Lori Says:

    Very practical wisdom to go with this wonderful image.

  2. jodhiay Says:

    I think some of my house plants are trying to tell me this…LOL.

    But are you ever right!

    That image reminds me of some of the glass I saw on Murano. Amazing!

  3. Kerry Says:

    The image is part of a glass installation by Dale Chihuly at the Missouri Botantical Gardens (USA) last year.

  4. woodnymph Says:

    So true, Kerry. We should all scrub something today to let the sunshine through.

    Vi

  5. shewolfy728 Says:

    Good thoughts, Kerry! I love the mental image of the light streaming through the stained glass, and I also love the analogy you have drawn.

  6. porchsitter Says:

    Chihuly is utterly amazing! I love his work, although I’ve only seen it on TV and in pictures, not in person. Think I’ll go look for something to wash and shine, thanks, Kerry!

  7. Heather Says:

    Now I really do not know how they actually pull it off and produce things as lovely as this with glass. Will remain a mystery.

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