It’s Wacky Wednesday! One favorite travel oddity is a certain grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The difference between a gargoyle and a grotesque, I have learned, is that gargoyles have spouts as part of a building’s drainage system. Grotesques apparently are merely decorative. Who knew gargoyles served such a practical function? I thought they’d just been used to keep bad energy away.
If my church had had gargoyles and grotesques like these, I’d have been a much more willing attendee in my youthful years. The premise of seeing Darth Vader at the National Cathedral, though, can lure any number of youthful adventurers. They might even learn about a spectacularly good force while they’re there.