I’ll admit, I never really gave Freemasonry much thought. As a woman, I would not be allowed to join – so that fact alone pretty much tamped down any real interest in the organization. I hope I don’t offend anyone by admitting that I imagined it to be a boys club less concerned with moral or metaphysical ideals and more interested in playing card games while wearing funny hats.
But then again, I’m hopelessly irreverent that way.
I know the Masons have been the subjects of a lot of conjecture – but the whole X Files, Da Vinci Code deciphering, Illuminati/World Domination milieu is kind of overblown. Right?
Today I looked up and saw this façade. Wow. This is an impressively mysterious doorway worthy of respect -- and possibly a conspiracy theorist’s renewed speculation. It’s sandwiched between a frame store and a nail salon on Fair Oaks. I’m still not sure what those Masons do in there, but they sure have some inspiring architecture.