About a 10-minute drive from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on an empty lot across from city hall in Coral Springs, Fla., a temple has been slowly taking shape. Sheets of beech plywood have been milled into intricate, lacelike designs. They will form the walls and ceiling of a nearly 40-foot-tall structure that artist David Best calls the Temple of Time. When asked to describe it, Best is reluctant. "I could ... say it looks like a Balinese, or a Tibetan, or a Hindu, or an ornate Gothic cathedral," says Best. But "it's more what they feel like," he says, "than what they look like." In Parkland and other communities across South Florida, instead of candy hearts and flowers for Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 will be a solemn day of remembrance and...
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