Reconstruction

West facade of Notre-Dame de Paris, before the destruction of the fountain in the foreground in 1748. Anonymous 17th-century print. AnonymousUnknown author [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

West facade of Notre-Dame de Paris, before the destruction of the fountain in the foreground in 1748. Anonymous 17th-century print. AnonymousUnknown author [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

It will be rebuilt.

It’s a disaster, but it’s also an opportunity to create a story worth remembering about community, craftmanship and caring. One more layer in this palimpsest of Parisian, French and human culture.

If only we felt the same for every building that burns.