Anchor. Origins. Heartbeat. A few nights ago, along with the rest of the world, I watched in horror as much of Notre Dame burned down in flames. And yet, in this time of great sadness, there is still great hope
After all, this is not the only calamity that the great Cathedral of Paris has seen, nor is this the only misfortune to have befallen it.
The building has survived countless wars, revolutions, plagues, the Nazis: you name it, Notre Dame has survived it. Now that the smoke has cleared, once more, it looks as if the cathedral will pull through (thank goodness!). And of course, in time, like a magnificent phoenix rising from the ashes, Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt and it will be beautiful again
Until then, we’ll wait…
More of my thoughts and a brief history of Notre Dame can be found on my blog (link in bio- the post is well over 1k words and way too long for an Instagram caption)
And on a personal note, when I was in Paris a few weeks ago, I remember thinking to myself: “I have a few work-related photos to take and I’m a bit pressed for time so I’ll just venture inside Notre Dame next time I’m back.“ Oh, how I wish I’d taken the time to stroll around this Gothic church masterpiece just one last time. Time is precious and moments are fleeting. Carpe diem. #notredame