Notre Dame Cathedral it was raining cats and dogs. It was a perfect backdrop to the huge cathedral. I kept expecting Quasimodo to peek out from behind a pillar or doorway!
terrorist threats that had started to leak into the news just two days before Shug and I flew into France. It was apparent the French were taking these threats seriously, because there were extra armed soldiers and surrounding military vehicles at every entrance to the cathedral. It was a weird juxtaposition going from this armed exterior to the quiet darkness of a mass in progress.