Take me, for instance. I’m driven by this unrelenting thirst for knowledge and it is this very thirst for knowledge that I want to shell out in the same way that the miserable person doles out their misery. I want to instigate curiosity the way they instigate conflict. I want people to question how the subconscious mind works, try to understand the workings of our solar system, learn of ancient cultures and practices, expand on their perceptive horizons, etc. In other words, rather than drag someone down to my plane of misery, I want to pull someone up to my plane of curiosity.

Source: Melvin Udall

Notre-Dame de Paris—”Our Lady of Paris”

Photos of Notre-Dame explain in images what words cannot describe.

Tears and sobs express the grief of the onlookers.

Spoken words falter. Crowds sing in unison “Ave Maria” throughout the streets of Paris.

Ave Maria!
Maiden mild!
Oh, listen to a maiden’s prayer
For thou can’t hear amid the wild
This thou, this thou can’t save amid, despair
We slumbers safely tear the Mother
Though we be man outcast relived
Oh, Maiden, hear a maiden’s sorrow
Oh, Mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave MariaAve Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Mari, a gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum…