Morning has broken

One unique painted and hand engraved stained glass secondary glazing, designed and crafted for my parent's home.


The story behind this glass art piece:


It represents a sunrise shining through the leaves, with a peek of blue sky,  for its symbolizing hope, possibilities, healing, and rebirth. In our family that is a continuous theme, and that keeps repeating itself in various forms in our lives. There are two songs that I have known since childhood: Cat Stevens, "Morning has broken" and Electric Light Orchestra, "Mr blue sky". And when the music starts, there is this instant urge of happiness to live and the energy to overcome any obstacle.


When my father was in a coma last year, and slowly woke up, I was allowed to put on some music for him. And when my father heard the songs, he started to lift his hands like a conductor, and for the first time, I could see once again a smile appearing on his face.  In moments like these, in all darkness, there is hope, like the sun appears in the morning's horizon, after a dark cold night.  We felt fearful, desperate and lost and it transformed into love, possibility, and reconnection. If a storm will rise up again in the west, our eyes and heart will be set on the east, for that's where light is reborn.



Esther Femmigje


15 Rue de l'ancien Marche 

Val-de-Virieu, France



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