Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 18, 2019

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Thinking Out Loud Thursday - April 18, 2019

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  Hope you are having a great day and are looking forward to seeing what everyone is thinking out loud about today.

As for me and what I'm thinking out loud about, here goes ~

I just need to say out loud how very, very sad the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral made me feel.  After glancing at the TV monitors in our cafeteria on Monday and seeing this breaking news event, I just couldn't turn it off.  I came back to my desk and pulled up the CNN coverage on my second computer monitor and watched the devastation for the rest of the afternoon while trying to get some work done.  Did anyone else do the same thing?

When the spire slowly twisted to the side and came crashing down, did you too think of the day the Twin Towers crumbled?

The fire has been burning for hours. Picture: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt

It was just two years ago Eric and I stood in the middle of Notre Dame and was in awe of it's beauty.  I'm so very, very glad we had an opportunity to see it.  Experience it.  Feel it in our souls.  I'm also feeling sad for all those people who had viewing Notre Dame on their bucket lists and will never be able to see the 856 year old structure in it's original form.  It makes me want to rush through seeing things on my list before something tragic happens to those.

There are a few things, though, that we can all be elated over.  One - there were no casualties.  With over 12 million visitors streaming through the massive doors each year and this being such a busy week due to Easter, thank heavens no one of was killed.  We are keeping the two police officers and one firefighter who was injured in our prayers. 

The other thing that brings a sigh of relief is the fact they were able to save so many of the precious artifacts.

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I'm already looking forward to revisiting this world treasure when the renovations are complete.  New artists and craftsman will have an opportunity to leave their mark in history when they use their talents to put the structure back in order.  It will once again be a masterpiece!

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  1. My middle son and I watched a bit of the coverage and it was just heart breaking! I too have seen the cathedral in person but I know he had plans to visit Paris one day and see all the sights (he's been teaching himself French for the past year)… hopefully I'll get to go with him one day and maybe it will be repaired by then. For now we've been looking at my old pictures and talking about what it was like.

  2. It was so sad to see the fire damage to Notre Dame cathedral. I was last there last August. I'm hopeful that Notre Dame will be restored to its full beauty soon. Thank you, Penny, for hosting Thinking Out Loud. Have a wonderful Easter!

  3. It is very sad to see what happened. I am sure that it will be rebuilt and last for another 800 years. Thanks for hosting and I have a wonderful Thursday.

  4. I'm thinking about future doctor appointments and feeling like something big is around the corner for me.

    I really hope to see Notre Dame sometime in my life. I have a bucket list of things I'd like to see within Europe so it'd have to be one epic trip.

  5. I couldn't even watch the news about it. It gets me awfully depressed when those events happen. Just like when we went to this 9-11 memorial. It's wonderful to honor the people and such, but it's hard on our moods.

  6. I agree, it was so very sad and devastating to watch. It felt so unreal. I think it's amazing you've been there to see it. I hope to see it myself someday but I know it will never be the same.

  7. I've been to Paris twice and both times visited Notre Dame - I was so shocked by the news of the fire. Thank goodness there were no casualties - buildings can be rebuilt but lives cannot. Such a relief that so many of the historical relics have survived too.