In this place, this perfect moment
Our best instincts are alchemy,
Creating unspoken collaboration
Out of clashing desires.
Crowds swirl without menace.
Spaces bump without collision.
Skaters skitter around a guitar player,
Their wild gyrations an obbligato
To Bach's logical beauty,
Bathed in brightness
Beneath the benign towers.
In this place, this perfect moment.
Charles B. Neff
Notre Dame, Paris