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Reflection/DC Blogs Photography Contest

  Stained Floor 
  Originally uploaded by Madame Meow

There are few places here in DC that offer such a serene, cool calm as the Washington National Cathedral.  It’s a place that inspires quiet reflection while dazzling the eyes with its beauty.  There is something about places of worship –regardless of denomination– that appeals to a collective reverence inside all of us.

For some reason, I feel we could use a place like this right now, as a city.  Death has a similar way of bringing out that collective reverence and allowing us to attain a place of, if certainly not peace, at least of perspective.


In case you’ve been living under a rock here in DC, the city has been saddened by the sudden and violent death of Sean Taylor — Redskins safety, son, father,  and my personal favorite Easterns motors trainer— yesterday.

I’ve read some excellent and sad commentary (<–requires reg. –sorry) on the Washington Post and in local blogs; commentary on being a black youth in America, and commentary on violent crime regardless of race.  Whenever death comes around, and whenever a public death happens to all of us we search for answers. 

But sometimes what we need to do is take a look in the reflection of the life the deceased left behind: see the beautiful colors and the love that was poured into that person who is no longer with us, and be glad that they lived.

This entry was published on November 28, 2007 at 9:46 am and is filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Reflection/DC Blogs Photography Contest

  1. I *love* the Cathedral, and I’m an agnostic! 🙂

  2. one of my co-workers was actually crying during a conference call we had the day we heard about sean taylor’s death. her husband took a day off of work to mourn. a bit too much? maybe. but they got engaged at a redskins game and they’re both die hard fans. i don’t really care for the redskins, but i think taylor’s death is incredibly sad mostly for two reasons–one, he was young and two, he left behind a young daughter. my dad passed when i was an infant too so i can say with certainty that his daughter will be most affected by his death.

  3. Thank you so much for your entry! Really nice photo.

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