HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Among the ashes and smoki...

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:09 PM

Among the ashes and smoking embers, a structure stands ready to rebuild. It's ours.

Last edited Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Seeing the devastating photographs of the interior of that historic cathedral, feeling the heavy loss of so many generations’ labor, conceived with so much grace and inspiration.

Notre Dame stands and will rebuild, and so will we. But first we have to stop the burning.

I honestly think this is a one on one hand to hand moment. All those awkward conversations that we never wanted to have telling ourselves that they’re too far gone and there’s no point trying to change their minds? That was OK when we didn’t know we were being completely burned to the ground. No longer.

Ps- not meant to minimize or disregard the heavy loss and challenge before France. A tout coeur.

8 replies, 956 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Among the ashes and smoking embers, a structure stands ready to rebuild. It's ours. (Original post)
mahina Apr 2019 OP
sheshe2 Apr 2019 #1
mahina Apr 2019 #2
sheshe2 Apr 2019 #3
malaise Apr 2019 #4
mahina Apr 2019 #5
MFGsunny Apr 2019 #6
randr Apr 2019 #7
marble falls Apr 2019 #8

Response to mahina (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:15 PM

1. Excellent OP.

Thank you.

All those awkward conversations that we never wanted to have telling ourselves that they’re too far gone and there’s no point trying to change their minds? That was OK when we didn’t know we were being completely burned to the ground. No longer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:45 PM

2. Thanks mate.

To preserve our relationships and at the same time lift the veil.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:57 PM

3. Ha.

You are welcome, mahina.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:59 PM

4. Great post

Rec

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:52 PM

5. Mahalo Malaise.

How do you talk to far right people and keep the conversation from sinking into ego?

I’ve seen you do it

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:33 AM

6. K & R .... TYVM for your inspirational and aspirational words! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 05:56 PM

7. They should find a way to market the ashes for donations

I would love to have a piece of Notre Dame even if it were only the ashes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:23 PM

8. When you're right, you're right. You wrote nothing to apologize for.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread