The new bells of Notre Dame rang today and there were huge crowds waiting to enter the cathedral. There are bleachers outside and a large screen showing the mass to those who are waiting. Notre Dame is magnificent but I prefer to attend a smaller parish church for worship.
It was so cold today in Paris. We window-shopped on L'Ile-St.-Louis but there was such a bite in the air. We ate lunch in a restaurant near Notre Dame and returned to the apartment to put on more clothes.
|The window of St. Pierre designed by Max Ingrand|
We didn't have any religious observation of my father's death in January. His ashes are at my sister's and we plan to do something on his birthday in July. It all seems incomplete to me. My dad volunteered for thirty years on a committee for affordable seniors' housing and a new tower is being named after him but I will miss the ground-breaking. Easter is a time for thinking about mortality and immortality.