I have to send a love note to Paris. The attacks that happened here on Friday evening are beyond disturbing.
Paris does not deserve this. My heart is with all who suffered. I am extremely lucky that I was away from the crossfire and locations where the killings took place.
….a fragrant cup of coffee and buttery croissant in the morning, beautiful women in short dresses smiling freely on the street, the smell of warm bread, a bottle of wine shared with friends, a dab of perfume, children playing in the Luxembourg Gardens….. the right not to worry about calories, to flirt and smoke and enjoy sex outside of marriage, to take vacations, to read any book you want, to go to school for free, to play, to laugh, to argue, to make fun of prelates and politicians alike, to leave worrying about the afterlife to the dead.
No COUNTRY does earth better than the French. A country devoted to joy everyday. The beauty of Paris never dies.
PARIS, we love you. We cry for you. You are mourning tonight, and we with you. We know you will laugh again, and sing again, and make love, and heal, because loving life is your essence. The forces of darkness will ebb. They will lose. They always do.
~I did not write this. But this speaks to me right now in a huge way.
(This embodies Paris for me…. my life. here. Thank you to whomever wrote this….. I LOVE this city and am thinking positive that proper measures will be taken… I have never experienced Paris so quiet…. wow.
Thank you GOD for my safety.
I am traveling to Champagne this coming week…. I will post about the adventure next… very excited and now will try and stay in the positive.