Why We Personalize Significant Events

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As so many others did, I gasped when I saw the image of Notre Dame, the majestic cathedral in Paris, in flames yesterday. As a teenager, I looked up at those rose windows and buttresses and stood in awe of the wonder of what humans could do if they put their minds to it. It is a sacred space in a world where we don’t always hold reverence dear. As it burned, social media also lit up…