I write this blog with sorrow and with great hope.
Notre Dame burned on the evening of April 15th. The world mourns the tragedy at Notre Dame. It is not a total loss. The roof and the spire are gone, but the walls and the bell towers remain.
The quick thinking of the French fire department saved many precious artifacts, and the venerable pipe organ survived.
I went to this iconic cathedral the next day. Hundreds of people gathered. An eerie quiet fell on the scene with only whispers when needed. The respectful silence reflected the love of Notre Dame.
The city, the county, and the world can feel hope.
Next week, a blog with a different mood sharing our adventures in Paris.