IOTD …. “⛪️ Images of the Day …. Saying a Thousand Words ⛪️ …. “!!

~~April 16, 209~~ 

Victor Hugo began writing Notre-Dame de Paris in 1829, largely to make his contemporaries more aware of the value of the Gothic architecture, which was neglected and often destroyed to be replaced by new buildings or defaced by replacement of parts of buildings in a newer style. For instance, the medieval stained glass panels of Notre-Dame de Paris had been replaced by white glass to let more light into the church.

This explains the large descriptive sections of the book, which far exceed the requirements of the story. A few years earlier, Hugo had already published a paper entitled Guerre aux Démolisseurs (War to the Demolishers) specifically aimed at saving Paris’ medieval architecture. 

The agreement with his original publisher, Gosselin, was that the book would be finished that same year, but Hugo was constantly delayed due to the demands of other projects. In the summer of 1830, Gosselin demanded that Hugo complete the book by February 1831. Beginning in September 1830, Hugo worked nonstop on the project thereafter. The book was finished six months later.


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Tuesday Morning Wake-up Call

Please, stop and read all of it … ‘Everything that she used to take for granted produces a sense of revelation, as if she were a child again.’

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Everything that she used to take for granted produces a sense of revelation, as if she were a child again. Tastes—the sweetness of a strawberry, its juice dripping onto her chin; a buttery pastry melting in her mouth. Smells—flowers on a front lawn, a colleague’s perfume, seaweed washed up on the shore, Matt’s sweaty body in bed at night. Sounds—the strings on a cello, the screech of a car, her nephew’s laughter. Experiences—dancing at a birthday party, people-watching at Starbucks, buying a cute dress, opening the mail. All of this, no matter how mundane, delights her to no end. She’s become hyper-present. When people delude themselves into believing they have all the time in the world, she’s noticed, they get lazy.

~ Lori Gottlieb, from her new book titled Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. Chosen as one of Amazon’s…

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Special Tuesday Thoughts …. “⛪️ Notre Dame Cathedral …. In Solidarity with France and World Citizens ⛪️ …. “!!

~~April 16, 2019~~


Yesterday the world watched in horror as centuries of history, civilization, culture, art, relics, artifacts and so much more was consumed by a unmerciful fire.

Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris, France.

Yesterday the world united in this moment of tragic and epic proportions.

Yesterday the world united in solidarity with France!


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IOTD …. “🇫🇷😢 Images of the Day, Very Special, Very Sad …. Fire So Consuming 😢🇫🇷 …. “!!

~In tragedy … Notre Dame de Paris~

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Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff’

I know this feeling very well … ‘The full title of this article by Denise Oliver Vélez is “Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff.’ It will push people off a cliff — to die.” … ‘I dream of a day when people across the U.S. will give a damn. Sadly, I doubt I’ll ever see those dreams become reality. It will always be too late if it is only going to be “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

Prayers will not raise the dead.

I wonder: Who among the living has the power to stop this tragedy before it happens?’

Repeating Islands

Funeral_Puerto_RicoThe full title of this article by Denise Oliver Vélez is “Cutting off Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is not a ‘fiscal cliff.’ It will push people off a cliff—to die.” Here are just a few excerpts; please see the full article at Daily Kos.

After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September of 2017, we saw photos like the one above, of funerals across the island. The disaster death toll post-Maria was the highest in modern U.S. history.  What is distressing, and almost unfathomable, is the fact that we are heading toward an even higher death toll—and this one will be completely man-made, and preventable.

I want us to start talking, hollering, and pressuring the Senate about the dire consequences facing our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico—now.

Not at the last minute.

Not after the damage has already been done.

More than 1 million Puerto Ricans are already seeing cuts to food stamp benefits. Democrats’…

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Tragedy engulf’s Paris On The 15th Of April 2019 As Fire Consumes Cathedral Of Notre Dame

… and I also watched!! … On the 15th of April, France’s leader President Emmanuel Macron tweeted the following: “Notre-Dame is aflame. Great emotion for the whole nation. Our thoughts go out to all Catholics and to the French people. Like all of my fellow citizens, I am sad to see this part of us burn tonight.”

Gronda Morin

The steeple of the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris collapses on April 15, 2019. AFP/Getty Images

Grown men can be seen shedding tears as they witnessed the destruction by fire of a Parisian treasure, the Notre Dame Cathedral that sits on an Island, Île de la Cité, in the center of Paris on the River Seine. This is a site that has been visited by locals and tourists for centuries. It’s estimated that in 2019, around 30,000 people visited the church daily. The fire appears to have started in the early evening, after tourists had left the church area.

I count myself among the many tourists who has been blessed to be able to tour this magnificent French Gothic Architectural wonder in all its splendor in the 1980s.



Initially, there was hope when it was just the spire that was…

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