THE WOUNDED HEART OF PARIS – Sue Vincent (Reblog)

Many people wonder if we, as humans, will survive as long as Notre Dame stood. Maybe we can gain hope as Notre Dame is reborn.


 

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Notre Dame de Paris.
The three images of the Cathedral are photographs of postcards in my Parisian diaries.

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the city there and then. My eyes filled with tears, my heart with memories and emotions that should not have been mine, I felt that I had come home.

We stayed at the Lycée Henri-IV, just behind the Pantheon. Sneaking out, illicitly, before breakfast, very early next morning, I found myself wandering down the Rue Mouffetard. A tramp was curled around his wine bottle in a doorway. Market stalls were being set up. Everything smelled of coffee and new bread… and I determined that one day, when I was old enough, I would…

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

6 thoughts on “THE WOUNDED HEART OF PARIS – Sue Vincent (Reblog)”

    1. I was never there. I would have loved to have been there, but it never happened. Nonetheless, the loss — or even partial loss — of such a great cathedral hurts. A pain to the soul, so thank you for writing it.

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  1. Apparently, mega bucks have been coming in for the repairs. Perhaps this isn’t so great a catastrophe. It needed a lot of work and funding may have been running short.
    Leslie

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    1. They will fix it, but they can’t replace it. The work done was done by masons from so long ago that many of the techniques are lost. But they will do something that give people the same “feeling” — at least that what I assume.

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