Mother and Son, Pieta, Frankfurt Dom (March 21)

Mother and Son, Pieta, Frankfurt Dom
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

Frankfurt Dom (March 21)

Mono Q2
I know it’s not even in the same universe with Michelangelo. However, the Dom had a special exhibit for a few weeks, and this is the last piece one saw when leaving the exhibit. It really struck me, and I thought it beautiful, but mostly, powerfully moving. And unlike Micky’s pieta in Rome, one could get close to this pieta and even walk around. Pietas still strike me as a celebration many do not talk about: the death of God. Behold the unjust, unmerciful death of a beloved son in the prime of his life. The pieta represents this for me: here is a moment in history where the human (a woman) holds God in her arms–the dead God–the dead son. This is as much about mother and son as it is Mary and Jesus.

“Station 13” Frankfurt Dom

“Station 13” Frankfurt Dom
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

 

Station 13″
Frankfurt Dom, Frankfurt, DE (Mar 2021)
Mono Q2
 
“Oh Mary of silence
You pick my heart with a smile
Oh sweet Mary
Come inside for a while
Help me get a hold on you
Or I will
I thought of myself beside you
Take me into your skin
 
Oh, sweet Mary of silence
Oh, sweet Mary of silence
 
We have a steady confusion
You’re looking at fear
It doesn’t seem like the first time
You walked out in a hurry.”
Mazzy Star

“The Way Through the Woods”: Frankfurt Dom

“The Way Through the Woods”
Frankfurt Dom, Frankfurt, DE (Mar 2021)
Mono Q2
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

 

The Way Through the Woods”
Frankfurt Dom, Frankfurt, DE (Mar 2021)
Mono Q2
 
“They shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago.
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the woods
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones …”
 
Rudyard Kipling, “The Way Through the Woods”