The Light

Coming in from the bright midday sun, it took a moment for my eyes to adjust to the darkness. Surrounded by empty space, the cavernous interior of the Notre Dame de Rouen cathedral was lit only by natural light that filtered through the stained glass windows behind the altar, which was hundreds of feet from where I stood.

It was easy to be alone with yourself inside this massive structure. I tried to imagine the monumental effort and time it took to design, plan, gather materials, build and fund this masterpiece. How many lives were touched by being part of its construction: the hope, inspiration and financial stability it provided, let alone those who have worshiped here for centuries.

I came to this gigantic wooden door that hung on hefty hinges; I could see them being wrought on charcoal fired forges, like something from the Iron Age. Then, I saw the light.

Thought for the Day: Look at how a single candle can both defy and define darkness.
Anne Frank

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