God bless silly people – no.2
God bless silly people
In our village of St Just (France) there is a church dating back to the year 1432. It is an utter monstrosity, far too big for the village, but hey ho, that’s what they did in olden days.
When we first arrived in the village, years ago now, I was interested to see that the church had no steeple. Architecturally-speaking, the steeple seemed to be missing. I wondered if the village had run out of money back in 1432 and had been unable to build it, or whether it had been demolished following a bad storm.
When I went in to the village Town Hall, which also doubles as a Tourist Office, I asked the little bespectacled lady sitting behind the desk.
“Has the church never had a steeple?” I asked.
The little bespectacled lady thought for a moment and then replied:
“Well, certainly not since I’ve been here …..”
Catherine Broughton is a novelist, a poet and an artist. She is widely travelled and writes regularly for magazines and blog sites. Her sketches are on her web site http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk . Her books are available from Amazon and on Kindle, or can be ordered from several leading book stores.