Stone Eyes

Cultures through history have used the eye as a symbol of knowledge, providence, foresight, power and divine direction and protection.  The eyes as windows on the soul is a common idea. The spiritual associations move iconoclasts to behead statues; frescoe figures in abandoned Christian churches in Turkey have their eyes hacked out.  Samson had his eyes put out by the Philistines.

Photo: Belogianni Beach, Kardamyli, Mani, Greece, June 2010

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