A rainy run GOOD MORNING!!! to you all. Yup. Ran in the rain. Enough said about that.
Monday Musings Ed-vise today
More reading done this weekend about Eleanor of Aquitaine.
If you recall, she was married to the King of France and went with him on the Second Crusade. Spoiler Alert: Second Crusade did not go well for the Christians.
Despite the disastrous movement through Greece and Turkey, a whole bunch of crusaders did make it to Jerusalem. What we learn about these guys when they arrived is how overwhelmed they were with seeing the Holy City. Weeping with joy among many other emotions were recorded.
When was the last time you wept upon entering a center? Probably never. I know I never have.
How about the last time you were in “awe” of something. Just, overwhelmed with the magnitude, the size of something, or the beauty of something, or the tragedy of something.
It’s one thing to see pictures or video of something. Another to only hear of stories and myths. Completely different to actually be in the presence of it AND to have that something impact one of the physical senses.
For instance. I stood at the foot of the Burj Kalif building in Dubai. World’s tallest building. That, my friends, is one tall building. It is an amazing structure and feat of engineering. I saw pictures of it and heard tales of it. The actual magnitude of it was something else.
Crusaders didn’t have the luxury of photos or video. They might have seen paintings and heard tales. Hypnotized by the Bible and the different abbe’s they heard tales of the Holy City. From the time they could remember a memory. Then, to walk the months of walking and finally see and stand in the presence of the city. Well, I can say they would probably become overwhelmed with emotion.
Or, they were just f-ing tired from walking so damn far. Who knows.
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you want to be cremated when you die…YOU HAVE TO URN IT!!! AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA