This is not going to be a long post. But I wanted to write a post about Notre Dame. My first visit to Paris was a while ago, but I still remember how impressive Notre Dame was. The stained glass windows, while not as numerous as Sainte-Chapelle, were stunning. As were the arches and columns lined alongside the nave. Seeing the church engulfed in flames was a sad moment for me. Seeing a cherished piece of history in such a helpless state is disheartening… Notre Dame had survived so many wars and conflicts relatively unscathed. The firefighters and first responders who rushed into a highly dangerous situation deserve all of credit they have received. If this is ever read by any of you, thank you.
The response by the international community has been amazing. The donations and pledges of support give me hope that there is a great unifier in the world. I believe that Notre Dame can/will come back a magnificent as ever.