wednesday night sister #4 and i went to Turtles located in lovely downtown Shakopee (soon to be the hometown of Supergenius, Inc). before i dropped her off, we decided to drive past St. Mark’s Church and gawk.
it’s a beautiful Catholic Church a block away from the house Sisters #3 & #4 grew up in. And while i’m not religious and i’ve definitely been a recovering Catholic for many, many years, that church is a thing of beauty and almost comforting. like going home.
but on wednesday morning St. Mark’s burned. it was gutted by the fire. incidentally, St. Mark’s was the church that sister #4 was going to get married in.
“i think i’m going to cry,” she said, as we drove by looking at all the people congregated on the street.
“is the symbolism a little too much for you?” i asked. “i mean come on! you were supposed to be married there. he dumps you and two weeks later the church burns. i’d think God was trying to tell me something.”
“no,” she said. “i hadn’t thought about that. i just really love that church.”