As usual I had an early morning. I gratefully managed to begin my day with meditation, just as I had planned. I did some laundry and watched a pod cast from Hay house after some difficulty logging in. This has been a pattern for me also.
I decided my main goal today would be to organize my DVD and book purchases and get my parcels ready for the post office. This is usually a multi-day chore for me. I was determined to get it done before my spouse was out of school. I decided to turn on the news, a habit I usually choose not to do. Much to my chagrin of course was the news of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was such a tragic day.
In 2000 we chaperoned 30+ middle school students on a summer trip to Europe, The trip was very challenging due to the travel company we were part of, but the sights were amazing. The students were very appreciative of all the history they were able to witness. This cathedral was one of our visits and it truly was magnificent. Today was such a sad day to witness the loss of beauty, spirituality, and history.
I was able to finish my tasks along with finally getting my spouse to agree to his first pedicure. All the TVs in the salon were on. The news on the silent TVs again showed updates on the tragic burn. Witnessing the sadness of the French people did not require any words.
Watching the destruction of the cathedral did take me back to the horror of watching the towers burn in New York on 911. As sad as this tragedy is I was hoping that it was not some terrorist attack. That would have added insult to injury. As I read the news tonight gratefully it appears that is not the case.
I believe the French will rebuild as they say they want to. I hope they come together as a country to bring back the wonderful building that has been part of their history. And sadly I am once again embarrassed by the pontification of our political “leader.”