Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moss Heart on Cracked Roof


As I wander along the catwalk of the abandoned mega-church, I am struck once again by the sadness and waste of this place. Senseless vandalism, broken glass, fallen ceiling tiles, blackberry vines criss-crossing the once immaculate yet now overgrown landscaping ...

Even the passage of time is felt here. It has been over 5 years since the church occupied this complex ... the roof is cracked and leaking, it's age and lack of care showing.

Yet amidst the destruction, I see something else ... a beautiful heart-shaped patch of moss surrounded by the delicate cracks of the roof ... the beauty of the Autumn colored vines ...

I can hear the birds that have fled the surrounding urban sprawl to make this their new home. They flutter around me, calling to each other.

A random flower pokes it's head through the tall grass in what used to be the 'Peace Garden', sharing it's late beauty with no one, except me.

With a deep sigh, I know that I am at peace.

I hope you feel it too.

6 comments:

Terra said...

I would feel the same way you do, walking through the ruins of the megachurch. So much potential was there, and now it is showing its age. Yet, you did find a mossy green heart there.

Woody said...

Sounds like it has gone downhill fast. 5 years doesn't seem like a lot of time, but mother nature will take a toll. You have found wonderful beauty among the ruins.

~Cheryl said...

That's a mega-soft looking heart! I admire the way you compose your photos.

As for my curious roundabout, there isn't even a cross street so it's not like a solution to a 4-way stop. Today a couple of pre-teens were whirling around & around on their scooters. I didn't like trying to drive past them.

Dani said...

Amazing heart in ruined nature. Only a blessed person would see it.

Have a great Sunday, CLytie.

Beth Niquette said...

Has it only been five years? It seems eons ago this amazing place was abandoned. This picture fills my eyes.

Your wonderings and musings fill my heart. There is such sadness there. And magic, too.

Halcyon said...

I love the hearts you find at the Abandonned. Such an interesting place.