I wrote the haiku below a couple of years ago, after visiting Notre Dame on a business trip just a few weeks after my Dad died. Like so many people all around the world, I’m heartbroken about today’s fire that so badly damaged this beloved structure.
an open window,
the soul outlasts the body:
Also from my original post back in 2017:
This single open window at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris inspired my haiku. It is a very peaceful and comforting place. Dad is not gone, just in a different form.
And now, I feel that the soul of Notre Dame will outlast the parts of its body that were destroyed, and that, like Dad, it is just in a different form.
Live every day to the fullest.
Copyright 2019, Glover Gardens