i certainly doubt that anything i write here will be original or unique. everything that could be said about the violence and the tragedy in paris this last week has been said 5 or 10 times an hour.
what i do know is that paris is a city that is everyone’s city-certainly for everyone who has ever had the opportunity to visit her. strolling through the city, the seine, the cathedral, versaille, the tuillieries, pere la chaise, the champs elysee, soup a l’oignon, the flea market, salade nicoise, bistec avec bernaise, and the glorious eiffel tower have become part of the collective world consciousness.
when paris was hurt, the world was hurt. and it brought most of us closer. the pundits who are calling for separation are simply fear mongers who have a hidden agenda. what the world needs now is love. love sweet love.
here is my message of love to you world. thank you for giving me the ongoing joy i receive every day- whether i want it or not.