‘A Monk Remembers’
The ruins of great buildings remind us that the world has undergone huge changes in the past. When so many religious buildings were laid waste by Henry the Eighth and then during the Reformation, it must have seemed to many that the world was ending . Indeed many of those perpetuating the destruction did so in their own belief that the End of Days was upon them and they had to make ready. But the days did not end. The ruins became part of the landscape, the settings and inspirations for different stories even as other buildings rose around them.
The normal is always new and always waiting to end and begin anew.
Damian Mark Whittle