Snapshot: Sphere Within A Sphere

When I saw a bronze globe at the Pine Cone Garden of the Vatican Museum in Rome, I immediately thought, “Earth!” The outdoor sculpture is by Italian artist Amaldo Pomodoro.The orb is cracked with another sphere in the crack. Hence the name, Sphere Within a Sphere. It symbolizes the world’s fragility and complexities.Shifting tectonic plates, melting glaciers, drying bodies of water, rising water levels, flowing lava, come to mind among others. All going on at the same time. Natural occurrences on earth are complex, and human activities contribute to its vulnerabilities. 

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” -Charles Dickens, English novelist

Happy Earth Day! 🌎

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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