People are like stained glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Church of our Lady Across the Dyle

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 6th 2014

12 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Ayush says:

    i like the balanced light in here, just enough to make out the details in the architecture and the patterns in the glasswork

  2. Lisl says:

    This makes you realise what we have lost in our churches by the Reformation – I am sure we would have had statues on the pillars or elsewhere in the Church just like this

    • CherryPie says:

      Henry has a lot to answer for! I am sure our lost churches and architecture were equally as stunning.

      Parts of Mechelen were destroyed during the war which is also upsetting for someone who loves historical buildings.

  3. Ginnie says:

    Very good comparison, Cherry!

  4. So profound. ;)
    There’s always light.
    And I’m going blind… He he

  5. Claude says:

    Amazing how you always find the perfect photo to fit the Thought for the Week. It is hard to shine in dark times.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you Claude :-) I try to get the photo and words to work together.

      Yes it is sometimes difficult to shine in times of darkness. It is always refreshing when it is possible to break free from the fog :-)

  6. james higham says:

    Too true. I’ve often thought what it would be like if people’s true characters were reflected in their outside features.