Orange Tulips, Filoli, Woodside, California
” The stained glass master in Europe teaches three ways of seeing as necessary to create a sacred window. First, there is the need to see what image of life shpaes the window. Next, there is the need to fill the window with color. And finally, there is the act — the pledge — to let it all come alive by placing it in the light.
How like stained glass we are. Honesty enables us to discover the images of life that shape us, the images that scratch and stain us with experience. But these are nothing without the sincerity of heart that will fill them and us with color. and then, if we are to come alive at all,, we must place ourselves in the light.”
Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening