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By on April 16, 2019 in See It Here

The Notre-Dame Cathedral is almost 9 centuries old. To put it another way, Pope Alexander was there when its foundation was set in stone in 1163. It’s where Napoleon got a job in 1804 and was the site of a novel by Victor Hugo in 1831.

It’s majestic in design as well as history.

When those flames were first seen, the world became one as we all watched the magnificent Gothic structure engulfed in flames.

Enter social media.

There were words about experiences walking inside and looking up to see rose windows. The Crown of Thorns, thought to have been worn by Jesus is brought out during Easter Week. All of this is good to share our feelings because it suggests maybe we are all just people with a common view of something much bigger than us.

But selfies?

“Here I am in front of the Cathedral.”

or

“Great Day to be in Paris.”

A bit of advice.

It’s not about you.

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