Six word Saturday

Looking through the window of love

There’s something very special about stained glass.  Whether you are a reverent person or simply one who loves beauty, it can’t fail to move you.  I could not visit Bristol without a return to the lovely cathedral, where you can get up really close to the windows in the cloisters.  The details and expressions are wonderful.

If you are wondering about my six words this week, I have a confession to make. (since I’m in the right setting)  I had Alf Moyet in my head when I conceived them, but when I checked the lyrics… well, I often seem to make up my own.  Blame a faulty memory.

Hopefully I gave you a Saturday smile, Debbie, and I expect Dawn wouldn’t mind a few more windows to linger by.  Happy weekend, all!

66 comments

  1. Glorious windows, Jo! I love stained glass windows and couldn’t believe my luck when visiting Ely Cathedral and they had a stained glass museum – I was off there like a shot! Great song…takes me back to school discos!😀

  2. My mind is blown by the exquisite detail of each window. It is hard to believe someone possesses the talent and ability to create them. It’s stunning! And I totally forgot about this song – thanks for the flashback, Jo!

  3. I also love stained glass. Some of my first memories are of attending church with my parents (Episcopal) and not understanding the words of the minister, but understanding the message within the stained glass windows behind the altar. Adam and Eve. Holding hands. In love. I guess that’s why I’ve been a romanticist ever since! xo

    1. Hi Sue! 🙂 🙂 I love the easy familiarity on here, you name dropper 🙂 Don’t ever visit a cathedral with Jude unless you have at least a day to spend. Have a good Sunday! All well at home?

      1. Yes I feel like I’m just popping by for a tea. I’m in Saskatchewan visiting my Mom for Mothers Day. It’s where I grew up and about an 8 hour drive from Calgary.

      1. Alison was known as Alf, her punk-era nickname, while she sang as one half of the synthpop duo Yazoo in the early 80s, she reverted to her own name after the start of her solo career in 1984 🙂

  4. I love the way the light makes patterns as it passes through the stained glass Jo – thanks for sharing these as I suspect I’ll never get to see them live.

  5. Haha I do that all the time Jo, and am met with exasperated looks from my family 😀 Love the windows, and how well you have captured all the details.

    1. We have stained glass panels in our front door, Miriam. It’s such a joyful thing, especially when the sun shines through. 🙂 🙂 Thanks, darlin! Happy Sunday!

      1. How gorgeous! I agree, we have two kookaburras in our lounge room (stained glass) and it really brightens it up. Have a wonderful Sunday yourself Jo. 🙂

  6. Just beautiful. On our many travels Jo and I love to visit as many churches as we can, for their different beauty, the sanctuary they give to an often weary traveller and of course for a little prayer for safety and thanks.

  7. They are great windows – and excellent photos – they aren’t easy to capture well.
    And I’m a Moyet fan too – but would never have though of her for windows.
    Have a great weekend

    1. The second line of the song, ‘it’s like a story of love’, might have made a better six words, Debs, but I was too busy chuckling. 🙂 🙂 Thanks, hon. You have to humour me sometimes.

  8. I’m wondering what they would have said if they had heard her music!

    PS Very very impressed you remembered she even’s mention a window, I certainly hadn’t! Your memory can’t be faulty x

    1. I always liked her and I could ‘hear’ this in my head when I was thinking about the windows. I did feel silly when I looked it up though. 🙂 🙂

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