Just Write It Down & Worry About The Rest Later
As the title to this page suggests, I'm just writing it down and I'll worry about the rest later. Or, maybe I won't worry about it. Who knows.
Saturday, Sept 26th, 2020, I was picked up by a friend at a hotel in Portland, Or (more on this hotel at a later date). We had scheduled to get lunch and meet another friend at the Providence Academy in Vancouver, WA. Having some time to kill before grabbing take-out, Sara took me by St. James the Greater Proto-Cathedral.
You may wonder if this was just a site seeing excursion? For my part, it was somewhat, but there was a deeper reason.
The story starts months ago. The very beginning, actually starts several years ago. Again, I will save that for another day.
To get to the core reason I was there that day, please visit Sara's blog, MyWeirdLife. She is able to tell this crazy story much better than I can. It's a story full of nuns and bricks and a family name called Hidden.
Okay. Back to that Saturday in September.
We walked around the building, unable to get onto the grounds or into the cathedral due to Covid restrictions. Had a nice chat with a parishioner/tour guide who was resting outside and I snapped some photo's. We were then off to pick up lunch & to the Academy to meet Janet.
So what I'm going to do here is share my photo's of that day. I'll fill you in on why I took the ones I did and we'll go from there. Enjoy!
Photo here, was taken directly under the brickwork above the Cathedral doors. The points all line up perfectly. Looking straight up you experience a bit of a shift in equilibrium. I got a little head-rush after taking these.
Lets define a couple of my important words before the next photo.
Coincidence: (koh-in-si-duhns), noun.
A remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection.
Synchronicity: (sinkre'nisiti), noun.
The simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.
After turning to follow Sara back down the front steps of the Cathedral, I stopped as she was tracing initials that had been carved into the brick there. These initials, carved near the front doors, are the initials of my father and oldest brother...coincidence or synchronicity?
Deep and rich and amazingly uniform in color. The end of this one stood out to me with it's burnt hue. A rich purple before black tone.
("Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is an English Nursery Rhyme. The rhyme has been seen as having religious and historical significance, but its origins and meaning are disputed.