Blessed are the hearts that bend,
they shall never be broken.
~ Albert Camus
At the San Juan Capistrano Mission, the
Gardens and lovely water fountains are
not the only visual feasts, but the various
architectural Adobe chapels and fortress
spread throughout the Church courtyard.
The wall shown above, although chipped,
fragmented on the edges, remains stable
and aesthetically pleasing through the years!
It never ceases to amaze me, that every
stone, wood and rock was arduously laid by
the hands of millions of laborers for many,
centuries. I am deeply humbled and
so grateful to have walked these steps…
The world breaks everyone,
and afterward, some are
strong at the broken places.
~ Ernest Hemingway