october 15, 2016

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“Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity.” ~ Maharajji

 

destination
destination

 

Knowing that I’m always looking for unique churches or sacred spaces, Judy Sackett told me about Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes, just up the coast from Long Beach. We threw Jeff in the car and made a pilgrimage to it. Little did we realize there were six weddings scheduled today. It was like watching a matrimony drive thru. The ceremonies last just a little while with a thirty minute change between wedding parties. During that change over period other guests are allowed to wander into the chapel. It was impossible to capture the inside of it without people. Plus, it’s very, very small. I suspect it holds no more than 80 seated. Looking at the Chapel’s website, I was curious as to why the photos weren’t better. The layout of the church wasn’t clear, or even give a sense for how it’s situated on the land. I found out why pretty fast. The glass chapel is surrounded by trees to the point of obscurity. You can’t see it from the road at all, and you can barely tell anything is there once you’re on the premises. It was both beautiful and a bummer since I couldn’t get into the chapel alone. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun, and I’m really glad we saw it. The gardens are gorgeous, and there were sweet couples there, not to be married, but to enjoy the serenity. I call that a win.

 

the edge of the wrold
the edge of the wrold

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