Sunday, November 7, 2010

And what did they see?

And the veterans and military led the march into church this morning with standards high and trachten all around.  Throughout Europe and in America, this is the week that fallen soldiers are honored.  As I sat in our village church and looked at the Baroque altar and stages of the cross, I thought about how many people were wearing eyeglasses.  This made me wonder, what did people see before they had spectacles?  Did the colors look different?  Were the images scary?  How did these magnificent, opulent altars look to someone who could not see clearly?

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