When I was in London recently I took a walk down the river past the Southbank Centre and discovered this Temple of Agape.
It is a temporary installation designed by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan as part of The Festival of Love.
The ancient Greeks had around 30 words for love and The Festival of Love explores 7 of them – Pragma (love which endures) Philia (shared experience) Philautia (self respect) Eros (romantic love) Ludus (flirting) Storge (family love).
And then the final culmination is a big wedding weekend to mark the change in law this year for same-sex couples.
Agape- The Love of Humanity – is the one explored in this installation – based on a Martin Luther quote “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Lots of colour and pattern to be inspired by and lots of words and thoughts to ruminate over.