Julianna Rubio Slager’s Meditations is inspired by C.S. Lewis’ essay Meditation in a Toolshed.
"I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun was shining outside and through the crack at the top of the door there came a sunbeam. From where I stood that beam of light, with the specks of dust floating in it, was the most striking thing in the place…”
Originally premiered in 2016, Meditations explores how a different perspective can lead two similar people to opposite conclusions. In Meditation in a Toolshed, Lewis uses this analogy to describe the mystery of faith.
"… I was seeing the beam, not seeing things by it. Then I moved, so that the beam fell on my eyes. Instantly the whole previous picture vanished. I saw no toolshed, and (above all) no beam. Instead I saw, framed in the irregular cranny at the top of the door, green leaves moving on the branches of a tree outside and beyond that, 90 odd million miles away, the sun. Looking along the beam, and looking at the beam are very different experiences."