Discover Something GloriousA month ago I posted a story about Kierkegaard's parables of two artists...one that searched the world for a face to paint that would be worthy of his great talent...the other content to paint the faces of his friends and neighbors in whom he found much beauty. "I have not found a face so insignificant that I could not discern in it a more beautiful side and discover something glorious." Kierkegaard concludes that the second of the two was the "artist."
Today's post is sublimely simple. Dionne and I have taken some pictures of some of the wonderful people here in Sarajevo. Without comment, I wish to just share some of their many faces. Most of the faces are random people going about their daily lives here. (OK, you might recognize the 5-6 faces).
Etched on these faces is character, endurance, hope, light, survival, innocence, and glory. Like Kierkegaard's second artist, we feel we discover something glorious as we walk among our friends in Bosnia and look into their faces. These are the true picture of our Sarajevo. Sarajevo is not Pigeon Square, the Bobsled run, or Avaz Tower. Sarajevo is all of these wonderful faces.