MY Dear Friend Dale Hilton of the Cleveland Museum of Art, first introduced me to sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens, with his larger than life statue of Michael the Archangel at Lakeview Cemetery.
After chance meetings again and again, the Shaw Memorial at the National Gallery of Art, in my reading of The Five of Hearts by Patricia O’Toole and The Greater Journey-Americans in Paris by David McCullough, I was in Awe.
Henry Adams commissioned this heart felt wonder in homage to his deceased wife Clover. Eleanor Roosevelt visited this sacred space repeatedly in time of need. It is located in Rock Creek Cemetery behind St. Paul’s Church. The journey is a pilgrimage.