Friday, November 13, 2015

With Paris

What happened? and what will happen next?

Paris feels like home to me in ways that actual home does not. I like the self that I am when I have been there--perceptive, understated, witty, responsive.

And why attack the locals, the people who are simply living? How could this improve anything?

We are filled with horror when we are not numb.

Our time is so fleeting, so brief. No need to shorten anyone's. Paradise is only here.


  1. Hi,
    You may not agree with my opinion...why should you? But my first reaction to Paris was that it was KARMA...I remember France was big on liberating Libya. I was against that. I think we should leave other nations alone...even now...ISIS exists and all I hear from our leaders is that it must be destroyed! The only remedy I know is to forgive...Every day ISIS is being bombed by us and by Russia and we are sending money and weapons to defeat it really that hard to understand that they are hitting back. The cycle of violence...and all we hear is propaganda about their behavior to justify OUR violence. I don't know what is in the heart of another...but my heart should be right here...with my family and my neighbors and what I can touch and feel and see first hand...why does the news and the leadership draw my mind to distant lands? I don't know...I can't know...all I can know is what is right in front of me.

    1. Karma seems to be quite selective about how evenly it works.