Let’s pray these colors will fade

On recent early morning walks around Echo Park Lake, my friend Holly and I have noted the squares of gold, terra cotta and forest green paint that have spotted the exterior of the Cathedral Center of St. Paul across the street. We assumed the Episcopalian church was testing new colors to cover up the dingy white exterior and debated the merits of one color over the other. A darker shade, Holly argued, would help the giant structure and its Spanish-Colonial, strip mall architecture fade into the background.

This morning’s walk, however, revealed the church’s true color: purple. Not exactly a color that melts into the scenery. The Barney-the-dinosaur like shade (which we assume or at least hope will cover only part of the cathedral) left Holly speechless for a few seconds. After blinking her eyes and squinting through her glasses, Holly blurted out: “There is no god.”

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