It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times…

I had planned today’s post to be a joyous celebration. After being without a computer for several months, I’m finally back and raring to go on my blog. It feels so good to be back at my keyboard.

But I can’t be too happy today, because of the news from Paris. I haven’t discussed it much on the blog, but I am a great lover of art and of historic buildings. I actually collect floor plans from famous buildings. So the fire at Notre Dame is heartbreaking.

I am not Catholic, but one doesn’t have to be to recognize the importance of the cathedral to religion, history, and art. The news this morning is better than it was last night, when video made it appear that nothing would be left but a smoking pile of ashes and cinders. The bell towers are still standing. Many art works and artifacts were saved. I have seen articles saying that the rose windows and the pipe organ may be salvageable. And there is already a large fund donated towards restoring the building. But it is still a loss to the world, and my prayers are with France and all who love Notre Dame.

This was originally posted on my old blog, Middle Class Poor.

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