Image via Flickr (greeneydmantis)
Pictured here, the Rose Window at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in Newark, New Jersey. I'm only speaking for myself, mind you, and I mean no disrespect to those for whom certain religious icons are sacred, but I prefer this beautiful stained glass window to the dark, blood-soaked images that typically symbolize this day. (I have nightmarish flashbacks about my Sunday School handouts, and it seems I'm not alone.)
I believe every day is sacred, each in its own way, and so it is that I tend to gravitate toward Light. That's how imagery works, isn't it? It speaks differentl to each one of us, depending as much on past experiences as our current vantage point.