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Finding Light in the Darkness

Good and evil aren't tropes relegated to fictional worlds. They're very real, and the battle between them rages on all around us. Fighting in that battle can wear you down.

That's why I look around when I travel for an oasis, somewhere away from the fight. Somewhere I can sit and breathe in peace. On a recent trip to Spokane, Washington I found the perfect place: the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

I first saw the Cathedral from the far side of a valley. It sits at the top of a hill overlooking downtown. The writer in me was drawn to it. Can you blame me? I write about the traditional evil of vampires wrecking havoc in the modern world. When I spot a big church on a hill, a symbol of good, I want to see more.

And I was not dissapointed. The light coming through the stained glass was especially striking, and reminded me of everything we're fighting for. And there was a lone candle at the end, shining through blue glass, that left a powerful impression.

Here's a video taken from the main doors, and photos of the interior. Please remember that all video and photos on this blog are copyrighted by me.

I'm not going to offer comment on the photos. I'll let them speak for themselves. But if you want to know more, please contact me.