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Zimbabwe sculpture in Missouri

I love Zoe's idea of sharing photos from our lives. I'm posting this one in honor of Pelagia from Zimbabwe. I visited St. Louis last weekend with my family, and we toured the Missouri Botanical Center. Near the entrance stood this beautiful statue, called Sole Provider. Sculpted by Joe Mutasa, it was donated to the people of the United States by the people of Zimbabwe in memory of the victims of September 11, 2001. What a beautiful reminder of how connected we are!



Potter's picture


What a powerful sculpture and the story that goes with it is equally powerful. Pela will love this! Thank you for sharing it!

pelamutunzi's picture

thank you

and iam so honored. it really is true that we are all connected. love the sculpture and the unity it has brought and the way we are all interconnected.
thank you deb am so happy right now

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Debra Engle's picture

Beautiful connections

It was such a wonderful surprise to see the sculpture, especially when we were seven hours from home and touring the Botanical Gardens at the suggestion of my brother. We took a tram ride around the gardens, and one of the first things the guide pointed out was the sculpture, along with its history. I was so excited when I saw was such a clear message of our connection. Glad you enjoyed it!

Iryna's picture


What a beautiful sculpture! So peaceful faces!
Thank you for sharing, Debra!

Warmest wishes to everyone,

Y's picture

So beautiful! Thank you for

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


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