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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

There's always time to say a little prayer for someone/something.

(inside the St. Bartholomew Parish Church in Corsham, England)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

There's always time to say a little prayer for someone/something.

(inside the St. Bartholomew Parish Church in Corsham, England)

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Mar 2019, 02:05
i'm mesmerized

(my thought is that i wonder if the matches would be safe left out like that in the USA)
Ginnie Hart: I never thought of that, Sherri, but one does wonder! (sigh)
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 13 Mar 2019, 02:11
I always find comfort and solace in prayer. A great still life with nice light.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Steven, especially in many of the smaller churches I enter in England. Thank you.
A terrific display / composition - and touching post!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth.
Just don't ask for too much...Help yourself.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Frank.
Jolie et lumineuse cette composition.
Bonne pause alors Ginnie.
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: It really grabbed my attention, Pascale, because I didn't grow up with this in my protestant church in America.
J'aime la décoration de cette boîte d'allumettes.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Martine. It really grabbed my attention.
It is quite surprising to see this in a church.... Nice look Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Especially in a protestant church, Marie! I know. Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Mar 2019, 06:31
Memories come in many forms Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Mar 2019, 06:32
This is a wonderful composition and I would have never known that this came from a protestant church, Ginnie. (About the matches, if those are not save to keep in a church then that ends it for me)
Ginnie Hart: In all the churches we've entered, I never saw a display at the candles quite like this, Astrid. And I so agree about the matches! It never once occurred to me that they'd be unsafe there.
Une composition bienvenue pour ce milieu de semaine .j'aime l'ambiance qui s'en dégage ..Merci
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. My sister and her husband are moving their household today from Michigan to Maine in two large rental trucks (26 and 22 feet) and I pray for travel mercies.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 13 Mar 2019, 07:09
Jolie composition
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Mar 2019, 07:14
You have sharp eyes, Ginnie - I have never noticed the little memorial, and yet I have lit candles there
Ginnie Hart: I don't know about sharp eyes, Lisl, but the entire display really grabbed me. As you recall, that church brought forth many sobs from deep inside me.
We have a box of these in a drawer that have been there for so long they don't work very well!
Ginnie Hart: Well, then!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Mar 2019, 08:05
Very true. Apparently the Church is is the biggest consumer of candles. I'll leave you to think about the implications of that smile
Ginnie Hart: I didn't grow up with that in America, Alan, (as a protestant), but I sure can believe that's true from what I've seen here in Europe!
i hate death... yep, don't feel good about it at all lol
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Elaine, I wasn't thinking at all about the memorial plate (of someone who had died) but about saying prayers for the living! Makes a lot more sense.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Mar 2019, 08:12
I have noticed that the quality of these matches is not what it was Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Interesting, Chad. That's true of so many things made nowadays, I'm afraid.
I have promised a few prayers this week.
Ginnie Hart: Good, Mary.
  • willy
  • België
  • 13 Mar 2019, 13:38
surprising to see it in a church Ginie

 and a little prayer never hurts..

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: It was at the little corner where you light candles for someone, Willy, something we normally see in Catholic churches. It was a surprise.
I only see one used wick in this shot, Ginnie, and just a few used matches. Wonder how many actually light these candles and say a little prayer.
Ginnie Hart: I probably should have shown the larger context, Beverly, because there were candles that had been lit below this shelf. For some reason I was really struck by this arrangement.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Mar 2019, 14:22
I wonder if his family still lights candles here. In most graveyards, you can see how graves get neglected (not flowered, etc) as time goes by. An indication that less and less people with connections are alive to remember. Touching post.
Ginnie Hart: Interesting question, Louis. I guess the good news is that the candles below this shelf (out of sight here) had clearly been lit by someone.
A very sensitive post Ginnie. As you know I go into lots of churches and and I see more and more Anglican churches with appropriate candle opportunities.
Ginnie Hart: As you know, Brian, this is new for me in any church, protestant/catholic. I particularly liked this arrangement above the candles that were lit below this shelf.
Beautifully composed to tell the story. CHurches in the US still leave matches for lighting candles. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruthie, you're right about the marches with candles. I find candles in almost any setting very soulful.
Poor Thomas, he died too young...
Ginnie Hart: You're so right, LC!
i like it Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter.
A curious mix!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Tom.
Yes. Always.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed.
  • Robin
  • USA
  • 19 Mar 2019, 16:56
Please say one for me! ❤️
Ginnie Hart: Bless you, Robin. I will...and do.

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