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Solitude

Join us in being prompted to a sense of awe in the possibility for intimacy that solitude holds as inspired by David Marcu’s photograph of a single human being atop an outcropping in a Romanian forest. 

Topics: Reflections, Sacred Spaces, Photography

At the opening of Creation, God decrees it is not good that man should be alone. Yet David Marcu’s photograph of a single human being atop an outcropping in a Romanian forest reminds us that solitude and loneliness are very different states. The celestial light bathing the young woman, spilling down from her onto the rim of the rock where she stands looking out at vast emptiness, imparts the triumph of time shared intimately with what transcends us, with what brought us to this place.  From our perspective looking down on her while being led upward into that aura we, too, are invited into that intimacy. 

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