It turned into one of those days where you mosey through it in a dazed, numbed, fashion. The cloudy dank weather outside only reinforces what is going on inside. What brought this on? The tragic fire at Notre Dame.
I was sitting down to write when I saw a post on my Twitter feed. At first, I was like what? I quickly tuned in to France24 Live and proceeded to watch the building collapse in on itself. Fortunately, the two towers and stone structure survive.
I love Paris and Notre Dame is the heart of Paris. Literally sitting where the the town started. It has always been an awestruck place to visit. With good reason Victor Hugo chose it as the setting for his book, Hunchback Of Notre Dame. The place is iconic in both culture and history.
They will rebuild it. Will it be done in my lifetime? I don’t know. But I can’t but ache after today’s events. Fortunately, no one died. No serious injuries. The art and religious items were saved. It could’ve been much worse. I hold fond memories of the place and will cling to those for now.