Sunday, 29 July 2007

Memory and comfort

Today we visited the Polish church in Manchester to pray for the recovery to health of my father-in-law, Tadeusz Lesisz. He designed the interior of the church, including the stained glass windows, most of which have a patriotic theme. The above tryptich, dating back to the 1980s, quotes poet Adam Mickiewicz: "Thus you will miraculously return us to our fatherland's womb". And indeed so it was that fate ordained that our family would move from London to Warsaw, capital of a free Poland. Note the three crosses of the Gdansk Shipyard in the left hand panel.

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