Hanna Varis

Turku Christmas Calender

Every day, Hanna's


artwork opens up on the calendar's doors to cheer up Christmas

Each picture is accompanied by a story about the background of the work. They will appear on these pages in December.

Time to bend to love

A big dial in the background is the bell of Turku Cathedral, which rings is heard daily on YLE radio at 12 noon and the bell is heard also on Christmas Eve on TV. Wondering why its Roman numbers run counterclockwise? Well, certain when the Kuukorva angel is inside the church tower. Water symbolizes feeling and with determination the angel touches love ideas bird of souls. Saying that time heals wounds also means that Time can to bend to love, that is, to understanding and forgiving, even now feeling angry and disappointed with somebody. With time, one can learn to change one's attitudes. The thousand-leaf lotus in water is a realization of that forgiveness liberates and the feeling of love lightens. Realization is almost like enlightenment. Therefore, time goes the other way, it bends and turns into love.

Time to bend to love