“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” ~ Scott Hamilton
I received an incredible compliment today from a woman I’ve never met. Kate, a childhood friend of Kathy Robinson, saw the post about Kathy from last Saturday, and then took a look at my website. She was moved by the Sacred Spaces photos. She said such wonderful things about them, and me. Yesterday I was surrounded by the spirit of the Shakers. Not a week ago it was the spirit of Zen Buddhists. The week before that I was at Cane Ridge. In all three places I was able to add to the series, searching for images that move me deeply. This staircase in the Center Dwelling House at Shakertown appears to lead no where, or as Stacy remarked, it looks like it belongs in the Winchester House. It actually leads on to the roof. There’s a small sign by the window that says it’s the highest point on Pleasant Hill, but it’s also the highest point in Mercer County. It provides a beautiful view of the meeting house where the Shakers would congregate and worship together. From the bottom of the stairs all you see is heaven.