Haiti’s Scars, and Its Soul, Find Healing on Walls

Mr. César, standing near the church’s former entrance, said he had little doubt about whether the paintings would be fully restored, or left how they appeared after the quake. He said that instead of rebuilding the church, religious leaders are planning to create a garden for the murals, in which they can reside in nature, earthquake scars and all. He said it was the only way to remember, the only way to move on.

“We have to live with it,” he said, staring at the roofless sanctuary and piles of rubble. “We have to learn how to live with it.”
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/world/americas/23haiti.html?_r=1&ref=haiti

The Smithsonian’s Stephanie Hornbeck at the Episcopal Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince.


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