She has life: hers to live with all the wisdom and grace she can, out there in the world. Yet, hers is life after death – the death of her child. She carries that loss always, so too the joy they shared – their marvellous precious life. She brought him into the world, yet she did not create him. That was the miracle of God.
Elisabeth Frink’s beautiful sculpture The Walking Madonna, gives rise to lots of thoughts.
What an inspiration to have the Madonna outside the cathedral, depicted as an older woman, and active rather than a more traditional pose constrained in the contours of youthful beauty or static above an altar.
Attend awhile to art: see what it discloses to you. This is how a work of art helps us connect with the world. This is why art matters. https://howtowriteaboutart.com/connecting-with-the-world/