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Color & Light

Watching the images of Notre Dame in flames yesterday gave me flashbacks to 9-11, especially when the tall spire came tumbling down. It also brought me back to Miami after Hurricane Andrew.  I distinctly remember getting lost trying to find my way home because every familiar landmark had toppled over or was missing. It will take some time for Parisians to internalize the unsettling visual reality left in the wake of the fire.

Health, relational and job crises can have the same effect on us personally. The life-landscape we once were so comfortable in suddenly looks foreign and feels disorienting. Important things we took for granted are missing; a sense of extreme vulnerability can take hold.

The good news is that Miami was rebuilt, there’s a beautiful tower in NYC and a new spire will one day rise over a renovated Notre Dame. Human resiliency, adaptability, hopefulness and the capacity…

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2 thoughts on “Rebuilding..

  1. What was unique for me about this disaster was the sense of history, hundreds of years, being devoured by the fire. How centuries of human endeavor can be rendered ash in hours. I have only visited Notre Dame once, decades ago. It was majestic and magnificent, and I felt a sadness as I viewed the photos. I can only imagine how Parisians, who see the real deal every day, will adjust to the changed landscape.

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