I’m a late-blooming author. Too late for regrets, though. I’m working on this blog as a stop-gap author page until I learn more about how to go about making one. Very wise people have said that you must be willing to do something badly to get better.
I used to be able to offer pictures with my old blogger format, but never could get the hang of the WordPress picture feature. So now I think I’ve got it. If a picture is worth a thousand words, I’d better be putting some out there, right? So here goes.
But cathedrals are outdated.
I’m fascinated with cathedrals. They seem to capture an older age but with a timeless majesty I think that we ignore at our peril. What? and more importantly Who? motivated the builders to create such masterpieces? What parallel do they have in modern life?
I believe the work in medicine and modern healing comes close, although it is not as tangible as a stone edifice. Consider the alleviation of suffering and the extension of life expectancy that has become commonplace. It is driven by a belief in a larger truth, that is, the sanctity of the individual. While the cathedrals announced a corporate awe in the divine, the advances in medical science announce a corporate belief in the personal well-being of humanity.
I am in awe of both. Recently my husband had endoscopic nasal surgery which revolutionized his everyday life. If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes, it would be hard to believe.
I’m a believer in majesty and personal well-being. In short, the Divine.