Glory: San Francisco

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At the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco, this 8″ metallic ring was the centerpiece of a hands-on exhibit demonstrating the movement of a rolling circle. The circle itself is a metaphor for eternal cycles, as well as a symbol for the unity and oneness of all things. Is that not glorious? What is interesting to me is that the viewer can’t lay claim to the entire subject in this photo. It’s as if glory can’t be captured by one limited perspective.

“Thou art He Who, from eternity, abode in His realm, in the glory of His transcendent unity, and the splendors of His holy grandeur.”

Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, CLXXXIV

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Alisa Mappes

Contributor at Nineteen Months
Alisa lives in Taiwan with her husband Joe. She considers herself extremely lucky to teach children of diverse backgrounds in a European bilingual school in Taipei. When she’s not running after a tiny tot, she’s snapping away on her Canon Rebel and thinking about the needs of an ever advancing society!

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