Through a tunnel of buildings stands the majestic Federal Palace in Bern.
I call out to my son: We should go see that up close!
But we grew distracted with the shops and general busyness along main street until it was time to catch our train and speed toward home.
One week later we kick ourselves. Why did we miss that? How could we forget to see the main attraction?
A relatively unsightly alley leads to a different Palace, and it is easy to miss it; it is even easier to consider the road hence as dark, lonely, oppressive.
But something looms there, something beautiful and worth embracing. Let us go that way.