Purple Pinwheel, Play and Pray.
The Photo: Purple Pinwheel.
Most work days, I walk near the Glen Eyrie castle. The Glen Eyrie castle sits on the edge of Colorado Springs, near Garden of the Gods, a rock formation park, but in a secluded glen. It was built by Colonel Jackson Palmer, founder of the city, with what were the latest housing ideas of his day. Using modern terms, we could say it was his “dream home,” a place of construction creativity.
On one of my walks near this construction marvel, my toe bumped into a small item of beauty, the color purple. A small pinwheel, that you see in today’s photo. I could not help but remember the paper toy – the pinwheels made in crafts classes – and how they blew in the wind. It seemed an odd juxtaposition – this small reminder of childhood laughter up against the giant of a home. Yet an apt one.
Colonel Palmer’s wife had a heart attack at a young age, she left this home in her thirties for England and died there in her forties. It brought to mind an excerpt from a prayer that is worthy for my house, and perhaps yours.
May nothing evil cross this door,
And may ill fortune never pry
About these windows; may the roar
And rain go by….
Laughter shall down the raucous shout;
And, though these shelt’ring walls are thin,
May they be strong to keep hate out
And hold love in.
~ From Louis Untermeyer’s Prayer for this House
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