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Strasbourg Cathedral – 7

Votive candles in the cathedral. I’m not a religious person, of course, but the simple faith of people moves me. Each flame a prayer, a plea, a tear…..

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About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. I was, and am suffering from depression and things had gotten out of control. I had chronicled it in my posts, but I have removed them. Not because I wanted to hide that facet of my life; if that were the case, I wouldn't be writing this. But I was lucky to come across many, many wonderful people out here who helped me. Even if it was just to post and tell me I wasn't alone. I can't tell you how thankful I am for all of you. I've tried since, to tell my own story as an attempt at catharsis (didn't work) and as a means of telling others that they weren't alone either, not in their depression, nor in their cutting or burning, nor in their thoughts of and attempts at suicide. So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost dark self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on. I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice. I am a depressive, have been for some time, so some things do trigger me for no rhyme or reason; I don't expect anyone to understand that this happens, just maybe accept that it does. If not, I am sorry.

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7 thoughts on “Strasbourg Cathedral – 7

  1. A prayer, a plea a tear .. very moving Dr Hb .. A lovely image

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    Posted by Julie@frogpondfarm | 05/04/2017, 12:18 AM
  2. Ditto on the religious part for me, Dr. Hb, but there is something very moving and spiritual about the quiet and the candles and the architect of some churches. I have faith in other ways but it always moves me to see votive candles lit like this. Thank you for sharing this. ❤

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    Posted by AmyRose🌹 | 01/04/2017, 4:09 AM
  3. I’m not a religious person, either. I feel the same when I walk into a church or temple.
    Beautifully capture, Dr. Hb!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 31/03/2017, 7:45 PM

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