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[Photo Journal] Walking Up The Steps of Duomo in Milan

... or a rooftop view of Milan

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Climbing Up the Steps of Duomo in Milan

Last year, I shared a few photographs of some of the statues and coffins we found when we went inside the Duomo of Milan. This time around, I would be featuring the gorgeous view when we climbed up those endless steps and had a rooftop view of the city.

“I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

“Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone’s very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.” 
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Our Lord Himself stressed the importance of fewness. Narrow is the way and few the number. To fill the Lord’s holy temple with an idolatrous crowd clamoring for signs was a folly of everlasting consequence. Our Lord used the whip only once in His life – to drive the crowd away from His church.
― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

“Two or three angels
Came near to the earth.
They saw a fat church.
Little black streams of people
Came and went in continually.
And the angels were puzzled
To know why the people went thus,
And why they stayed so long within.” 
― Stephen Crane, Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

“I realized I was going to get through this disappointing service, and anyway, you have to be somewhere: better here, where I have heard truth spoken so often, than, say, at the DMV, or home alone, orbiting my own mind. And it’s good to be out where others can see you, so you can’t be your ghastly spoiled self. It forces you to act slightly more elegantly, and this improves your thoughts, and thereby the world.” 
― Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” 
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” 
― Anaïs Nin

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.
― Mother Teresa, A Simple Path: Mother Teresa

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” 
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies, an’ tho’ a cloud’s shape nor hue nor size don’t stay the same, it’s still a cloud an’ so is a soul. Who can say where the cloud’s blowed from or who the soul’ll be ‘morrow? Only Sonmi the east an’ the west an’ the compass an’ the atlas, yay, only the atlas o’ clouds.” 
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” 
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer

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3 comments on “[Photo Journal] Walking Up The Steps of Duomo in Milan

  1. Karen Eastlund

    Thank you for this wonderful, beautiful and soulful post. I could read it again and again. Many thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: [Photo Journal] Sculptures at the Museo Di Duomo in Milan – Gathering Books

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