I lived in Spain for three summers. I love Spain. I love the art, the architecture, the language, the culture.
What surprised me was how much I loved the cathedrals. They’re beautiful. One time I heard a concert of monks singing Gregorian chant that echoed inside the large spacious chambers of a cathedral, and it was so lovely that it reverberated inside me and almost brought me to tears. The WORK behind those buildings is simply magnificent to behold and nearly impossible to imagine.
I came across this video clip on some deserving (but not remembered) blog, and it makes the most poignant comparison between cathedrals and mothers. I really liked it. I hope you do too.