Authenticity vs consistency

Notre Dame can be rebuilt. And it can be wonderful if we can simply let go of this idea of authenticity.

Because nothing is authentic anymore. Nothing is original.

Even in Notre Dame, the paintings, the sculptures, the architecture were all borrowed ideas from the style of the time.

So, if we want to rebuild it, we can. We can restore it to be consistent from what it was before.

Because that is what we are really looking for. A feeling that is consistent with the past.

[Don’t be sad that it’s over. Be happy that it happened.]