I love the serendipity of life. My son and I were in San Francisco last week. We spent the morning at the wholesale flower mart, and needed to meet my daughter-in-law at lunch time.  We had an extra half an hour so we took a cab to a park near our meeting place. As the cab dropped us off at the park, I glanced across the street and there was  someplace I had wanted to visit for years, but never had.

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We of course skipped the park and crossed the street to Grace Cathedral.

 

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The labyrinth inside the Cathedral was what I wanted to see and walk.  But what we found inside was an amazing added treat.

 

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Nearly twenty miles of rainbow colored ribbons hang from the ceiling down to just above head height.  This art piece is the work of artist is residence for 2013, Anne Peterson, who “envisioned a series of light pathways, connecting heaven and earth, manifest as ribbons. The ribbons carry our prayers, dreams and wishes skyward, and, in turn, grace streams down the ribbons to us.”  The ribbons will be taken down on February 28, 2014.

 

 

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The beauty of the Cathedral was seen not only by looking up, but also by looking down.

 

 

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The stained glass windows bring rainbow light to the floor and onto the labyrinth.

 

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The labyrinth walk was meditation time to reflect, slow down and let the rainbow lights shine onto all of us walking the winding path.  Once we finished, we meet my daughter-in-law and her friend and headed to China Town for lunch.  A perfect day in San Francisco – flowers, labyrinth and dim sum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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