In what seems to be a theme, once again I’ve been surprised by the unexpected scenes that present themselves.  A dear friend was driving home from work the other night and told me about a field of US flags that were just down the hill from the Minnesota State Capitol Building.  In my mind I was picturing a few small eight-inch tall flags.  And yet when I went there to see for myself, I was amazed at a lawn full of 800 full-size US  flags along with another area filled with 1,500 pinwheels.  This amazing scene was set up by the Minnesota chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (www.pcamn.org).  Their Child Abuse Prevention Healing Field was in honor of Minnesota’s children and also those people who have survived child abuse.   With late evening light streaming across the flags and the Capitol Building, and a light breeze to unfurl the flags, it presented a very striking image.  For a few short days this scene graced our Capitol grounds, causing many passers-by both on foot and in cars to stop and reflect on the scene, the beauty, and the cause.

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