Thursday, June 24, 2010

VIVA SÃO JOÃO

Saint John by Odilon St John by Redon

Although the traditional representation of John the Baptist is of a fierce wild man performing baptisms in the River Jordan, somehow I have preferred Redon's more delicate dreamlike vision which offers a mythical symbolism of St John standing at a portal brimming with new-found hope and light.

On the Night of São João (June 23-24) giant bonfires are lit across Brazil symbolizing this time of hope and transformation.

Fire of Transformation

May it be so.

Viva, São João.

VIVA!



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1 comment:

HogDAWG said...

Thanks for the warm energy Lou. Could feel it from US!

Abraços...