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CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
April 20, 2019

Happy Easter to all my friends who observe it!

My oldest daughter hand painted these eggs back in 1982, and today I wanted to share them with all of you. I hope you will enjoy the photo, even if Easter isn't your thing! The gargoyle is an exact copy of one from Notre Dame in Paris.

April 18, 2019

The Gothic Strength of Notre Dame: Today's LA Times

By Adam Goodheart

The medieval architects, builders and craftsmen who created Notre Dame were fully aware that they were constructing not just a monument, but a metaphor.

A Gothic cathedral was a book for an unlettered age: Its intricate carvings narrated biblical stories to princes and peasants alike. Its long nave, intersected by a shorter transept, evoked a human body, or a crucifix. Its massed towers against the sky were like the mountain on which Moses received the tablets of the law. Its ostentatious luxury, set amid the narrow streets of a squalid city, bespoke a social order in which the unwashed many were dominated by the opulent few. Some scholars have described the Gothic cathedral as a model of the entire medieval universe, from its moldy underworld crypts, to its ethereal spire pointing up and up toward an infinite God.

At first, the burning hulk of Notre Dame cathedral seemed an exquisitely terrible metaphor as well, an almost biblical portent for our own doomed era. To some onlookers, it stood not just for the fragility of all human creations — how a monument lovingly constructed over the centuries could be pulverized in an instant — but about the fragility inherent in political institutions, ecosystems, civilizations.

Engineers have inspected the structure as a whole and found that there is no danger of collapse. Humanity has not suffered an irreparable cultural loss.

The rest at the link: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goodheart-notre-dame-fire-gothic-20190417-story.html

April 14, 2019

Did anyone see the security guys surrounding Pete?

I saw 3 big muscular types standing around him, keeping an eye on everyone.

I suspect they're private......anyone know for sure?

They sure looked like they were on the ball.

April 14, 2019

For anyone at home, you can see Pete on live TV.

C-Span is covering him live.

April 6, 2019

Beautiful Lavender...

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Name: Peggy
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Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
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