An Explanation of the Bar at the Local
by Nathan Stanley
High above, August, celestial, and brilliant, the colored stained glass window represents the spiritual soul of the bar, just as the little girl on the swing carved in Peruvian Walnut, represents our earthly, physical side and soul. Carved chameleons lurk and dwell below providing the underworld dimension.
The three worlds play together, and can be interpreted depending upon whether one is feeling optimistic or pessimistic. For instance, is there a broken heart in the round window above because, suddenly the little girls rope has just broken and unbeknownst to her she's falling to her death?
Or on an optimistic note, are the powers in the heavens all heart broken because they know it would be impossible for them or anyone to ever be as totally happy and ecstatic as a little girl on a swing?