The view from my living room window is of St. Mary’s Cathedral here in Covington, Kentucky. It’s a great view and it was all dumb luck. I had no idea this would be the apartment I’d be getting. I was on a waiting list for almost a year to get into this building. It was worth the wait.
I said in a Facebook post that I have never been inside a cathedral. After posting it and thinking about it, I realized that was a dumb thing to say. That wasn’t dumb luck—that’s just being dumb. No, I’m not Catholic but my ex-wife was and probably still is, so I’ve been in cathedrals, just none as grand as the view from my window.
When I look out that window and see that cathedral, I sometimes think of Raymond Carver’s short story. “Cathedral” was the title of this third book of short stories and it’s a blind man’s story and probably my favorite of all he wrote.
I understand they give tours over at St. Mary’s. I’m going to do that probably this spring. With it being so beautiful form the outside, it has to be the same inside too.
(Photo from wlwt.com)