We are reminded daily that nothing will last forever. Time will take its toll on the very best of design, material, and craftsmanship. Natural disasters, accidents and sometimes intentional actions bring about heart wrenching, sudden changes that interrupt and forever alter the normal. We are all witness to that this week as unthinkable news rolled in from Paris.
Certain places have special meaning to all of us. Preserving precious memories is very important. Losing something dear to us can bring great distress and sadness. Whether a structure known to people worldwide or an old family home place valued by a few, being unable to sustain and save is troubling.
Places of worship have possibly been the most revered and sacred spots throughout history. Whether churches, tabernacles, synagogues, temples, or tents of meeting, those who gather are typically attached, protective and sentimental at the very least.