April 1, 2007
Architecture, Arches and Loss
Drawing strength from what isn't there is an architectural concept perhaps most visible in the magnificent groin arches of the medieval churches. The fulcrum, the archstone, the curve compensate for the additional bricks that are not there. Perhaps looking at loss as a source of strength is similar to the use of the curve and arch in church architecture. Perhaps what isn't there in our lives anymore will strengthen us as we go forward in our lives.