Silence and Peace
There are few places today where you can retreat from the noisy daily life. One of these places are churches – and especially those old churches built some hundred years ago. I like to sit there on one of these wooden benches (not very comfortable, but you are not supposed to relax there), and have a look around. How did they do this, I often wonder, how did they built this church with the simple tools they had at those times?
And what a contrast those big churches were to the small huts of the normal people, without light coming in, full of smoke and dirt. Here, in that church, the sun could come in through the glass windows (glass – what a luxury), and there was so much room in it! Today, with our skyscrapers, churches aren’t extraordinary buildings anymore. But whenever I sit in a church like this, I try to see it through the eyes of a man or woman living in the 15th century. And I am awestruck.