Sanctuary of Four Seasons
The Sanctuary rises from a ridge overlooking four valleys, famed for the clarity of their seasons. People from the region may be admitted to the Sanctuary for a period of secluded reflection -- traditionally, in Spring, for those who have just ended their education; in Summer, for those recently recovered from a life-threatening illness; in Autumn, for those who have completed their life work; or in Winter, for those who have lost a loved one.
A carved and painted folding box is a traditional memento for people who have stayed at the Sanctuary. Its design represents their experience, which can be held close inside, or unfolded to share the peace of the Sanctuary.
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