We stumbled upon this Interfaith Altar at the Art & Sole Walking Tour of Westerwood yesterday, at the home of local artist Kathy Clark. The lovely prints on the wall are a small sample of Kathy's art and her black and white pieces frame the colorful, candlelit display nicely. Kathy assembled the altar in remembrance of souls departed. The photo in the center is of her grandparents. The poster under the star was from the memorial service of local friend Timothy LaFollette who died with ALS about a month ago. The box at the feet of the Statue of Mary are the cremains of her beloved cat. From Hindu's Shiva to the Virgin Mary to the Day of the Dead skeletons, there is something for everyone at this altar. Kathy is keeping the Virgin Mary until its owner gets settled in her home in Los Angeles, at which time, the statue will get wrapped up and sent west to be reunited with its owner.
Hearing the stories of the artists of Westerwood and seeing their stunning artwork was a great way to spend the day yesterday. Today, we take pause to quietly nurture the spiritual self. We offer this view, serendipitously stumbled upon yesterday, for our Sacred Sunday series. Among other things, we are thankful for the wonderful interaction with the 17 artists, especially Kathy, on yesterday's art tour. Do you have a special corner in your house, a place to remember loved ones, a place to reflect on your belief system? If so, what does it look like? What would it look like?