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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:15 PM

Man... There's a definite life lesson in all of this


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Reply Man... There's a definite life lesson in all of this (Original post)
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 OP
jayfish Apr 2019 #1
hlthe2b Apr 2019 #2
jalan48 Apr 2019 #3
peggysue2 Apr 2019 #4

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

1. My Daughter Is Going To Europo This Summer to Sing...

and Paris is one of the stops. She is heartbroken as am I.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:37 PM

2. I loved the Louvre and all the spots that make Paris so special. But Notre Dame was beyond that

for me. I kept going back and spending more and more time there. I felt a sense of peace that transcended any religious or spiritual symbolism. It was beautiful. It was a refuge. It was history. I hope it isn't gone.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:45 PM

3. I'm not religious person but I had an overwhelming emotional response when I went inside Notre Dame.

It's sad to see this beautiful structure being destroyed.

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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:49 PM

4. I was fortunate enough to visit Notre Dame in all her glory

Exquisite architecture and stained glass, a place that made you gasp in genuine awe, regardless of your religious inclination. The idea that all of that has been lost, not to mention the archives and works of art, is mind-boggling.

This is a loss for Paris, for France, for the entire world. The structure can be rebuilt but never replaced by virtue of its age, a 12th century monument that has withstood all manner of threats. Until now.

It must be utterly shocking for Parisians watching this from the ground. During Holy Week, too.

A piece of great beauty, snuffed out. How depressing! And I can't get over the sense that we're watching the world burn in those flames.

I guess it is a good reminder: even the most iconic structures and places can be ravaged. Most definitely, see them while you can. Nothing is immune.



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