This was a Christmas gift from Husband's grandparents. It's made by a Louisiana artist who uses salvaged wood from buildings destroyed by Hurricane Katrina to create his work.
Every time I walk by it, I think about how little control we have over our lives. The only thing we can truly control is how we respond to the events and circumstances around us, and our collective response determines the state of the whole world.
I need that reminder daily.
And I suppose it's somewhat obvious to say, there's a lot of grace in this metaphor.
The words to a Christian song come to mind:
Now I can trade these ashes in for beauty...
The artist emailed me this photo in response to an inquiry I placed. I love the way this wall looks, filled with crosses of all shapes, sizes, and colors. I would gladly fill a whole wall in my house with them.
See more on the artist's website.