Seeking refuge in a Cathedral
Outlook Traveller|August 2020
Seeking refuge in a Cathedral
When i was in my second year of college, a hostel wing mate handed me his heavily earmarked copy of The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. I sat reading that book late into the night, and on many others that followed. It told the story of Tom, the master builder, whose only dream was to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known.

At that time, I didn’t know exactly what a cathedral was, and how it was different from a church. Years flowed, events happened, and myriad experiences layered over one another, burying my awe of Tom’s passion for cathedral-building deep into my memory.

Till last week, that is, when dusting off my old books while searching for something to read, I found the book again.


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August 2020