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Hydrochromatic Healing 2 Kings 5:1-14

Hydrochromatic Healing

Beauty and art sometimes are visible only in adversity.

At a Glance

Artists from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) have developed some urban art ideas that include sidewalk murals visible only when it rains. The beauty of the art only appears in stormy weather. You can see where we're going with this.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Viral Church," July 4, 2010, at

By all accounts, Seoul, Korea, is a great place to live, and one of the most visited cities on the planet. It is a modernized metropolis with many amenities. There is a wonderful public transportation system, easy access to great parks, wonderful food and great weather in the spring and fall.

The weather in the summer, however, is less than desirable. It rains nearly as many days as it doesn't. Then there is monsoon season.

Monsoon season is dismal. Weeks of clouds and rain cover the vibrant and colorful city of Seoul and its people with drab, dreary grays that weigh heavily upon one's soul. 

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