The Death of the Imagination
In the north side aisle of Hereford Cathedral there hangs that wonderful old document, the Mappa Mundi.Whenever you go there, turning into the cool nave from the long line of rose-filled and swan-patrolled gardens down the Wye (for each cathedral city seems to have its appropriate weather and for Hereford it is midsummer ), there is always a group of people to be found in front of Mappa Mundi, gazing at that work of the cartographer. Jerusalem stands there in the center of the earth, a little citadel surmounted by spire and cross, and one can amuse oneself by considering the very odd shape of Spain or Arabia, or the monsters lurking in the corners. If you look in the right place, not very far from Inde, you will find a territory labeled Paradise Terrestre, the Earthly Paradise.
"The Death of the Imagination,"
LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: https://ir.stthomas.edu/logos/vol1/iss1/12