Joe Montanez walked up to the first designated “Garden of Healing” in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, just outside the front doors of the St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care near East LA.
He reached his hand out to touch the water pouring out of an installation feature known as “The Weeping Wall.”
Montanez said he needed to feel it.
“I love the sound of water,” the 65-year-old said. “It creates peace.”
He acknowledged the sounds of the moment: an ambulance siren, the rumble of delivery trucks, a police helicopter buzzing above, the horn of trains in the near distance.