Stone and Light
"It is in their aspiring arches, where rock rises as if emptied of weight; in the towers which soar like aerial hymns; in the windows, which are crimsoned as with the Lord's blood, or which glow and shine with violet and gold, as if reflecting his glory; it is in the transepts, which extend like the arms of His cross; in the very crypt, which takes its significance from His very tomb."
Richard Storrs: Bernard of Clairvaux (1892) p. 344
I took this pic at the Louvre, into a mirror. Splashy! Civilizations are fascinating... In the above quote, Storrs is commenting on the cathedrals of 12th Century Europe. There's a lot to ponder amidst what gets left behind.