Monday, April 1, 2019
Exercise was worth it
This day in particular, we did a lot. I mean, we should have just spent the entire day in Chawton visiting all things Jane Austen. That would have been more than enough. But no, I never want to miss a thing!
We decided months before we left that we must climb the steps at Salisbury Cathedral.
After all, it was on our way to our next destination.
With minutes to spare, we made it in time for our 3:00 tour. And remember, we were driving (on the wrong side of the road-wink wink.)
420 tons of lead. This wood is tudor.
The Cathedral was designed by Christopher Wren.
The foundation was started in 1220 and finished in 1258.
I remember the guide pointing out a pillar to us while we walked through the roof area. She asked us to notice the intricacy of it. "Not many will see it, but you can see by the way it is carved that the maker did it for the glory of God."
I found that very profound.
I was thinking about how we climbed all those steps. It was work, but the view from the top was worth the effort. Kind of like marriage. It's work. But worth every hard step. We had to keep that perspective because driving in the UK tended to test those views!