Blogging our way through Eastern Europe
Wednesday, April 18, 2018--day 8
Reading the amazing and heartfelt posts have added another layer for this experience. It can be difficult to share emotions in the moment.
Today we experienced Majdanek and for me, the “Shrine” art installation overpowered me. It was barbarically beautiful - light fixtures made from barbed wire that from the distance look like they could be hanging from any trendy lighting store. But upon closer inspection, so much more. Soft through toughness. Incredible.
The imagery will stay with me and forever apply as a symbol for many challenges of life, reminding me that light and hope can come from within.
--Catherine Foley, Classics teacher and trip chaperone