“Does anyone else feel the same”

Stories of generous donations have been broadcast on the news this morning……Millions given to rebuild Notre Dame.

It is hopeful……much of the structure has remained…..priceless relics have been saved.

But does anyone else feel the gravity of loss that can never be recaptured, despite any monumental restoration efforts?

She will be rebuilt; massive cranes will hoist new timbers to rebuild her roof……But never regain the majesty of those 800 year old hoisted timbers…..filled with the artisty, blood, and sweat of generation upon generation of artisans…….

Part of me wishes to encapsulate her in a glass shrine…….just as she is……having no more modern hands touch her ancient beauty.

I know that will not be……she will be restored…..she will be beautiful, France will see to that………But how can she ever be the same?……………………..

It took a couple of hundred years to create her magnificence; it will take years of labor to fulfill her destiny for the 22nd century and beyond…….

I wish I had seen her in person……but knowing her ancient timbers stood during my lifetime is enough of a blessing……Perhaps the world will realize that you may reproduce, restore, clone, and create whatever may be wished for in present and future technology; but once the original is gone…………….well……

Perhaps the adage is true…….nothing lasts forever…………..perhaps, not even our world.

Just my thoughts……..I welcome yours……..

About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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