Project Athena - Day 143 (Graves)

Peace of Mary

I’m not a feminist, I’m a humanist.
— Madonna

This sculpture of the Mother Mary with the dove of peace is located in a cemetery close to our home and while it doesn't appear to mark any specific grave, it stands over the entire grave yard as a symbol of love and tranquility for those who have transitioned and for those left behind. She is posed with open arms and open hands, ready to bless and receive the parting souls.

I am not a believer in the traditional biblical stories of Mary as the virgin mother of Jesus but I do feel her essence in my life and the gentle guidance she provides on a daily basis. She is the Mother of all to me and the nurturer of this soul.

Mary with Dove of Peace

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 20mm • F/4 • 1/1000s • ISO 400