Good morning, world! I’m sure everyone now has heard about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Honestly, I don’t even know what to say about them. It’s an insanely senseless and terrifying event. So many innocent lives—just gone. It’s just one of those things that I’ll probably never forget. I’m not in Paris, nor do I know anyone directly affected by the Paris attacks, but my heart just breaks for anyone that was. My heart breaks that there are people out there capable and willing to take that many innocent lives.
As the world stands transfixed in horror, all we can do is hope and pray that a country, a world can push through the pain and start to heal. The healing from the Paris attacks won’t happen overnight. It will be an even that will go down in history, much like the attacks on 9/11 14 years ago. It could even be an event that will change the course of history…drastically.
As I was browsing through the Internet news stories on the Paris attacks, I came across a memorial sand sculpture created in India that caught my eye and tugged at my heart, and I really wanted to share it with you all…
I’m sure I’ll have naysayers out there commenting that”that’s not an illusion” and asking “where’s the illusion?” The illusion this week is our safety; the feeling that everything is right in the world. The Paris attacks, as well as the terrorist attacks in Beirut, should prove as a reminder that no one is safe from terrorism. Still. It effects us all, and there’s always a chance that the next terrorist attack victims we could be mourning could be you, me, or our loved ones.
So, to anyone affected by the Paris attacks and those in Beirut, my heart goes out to you. There’s nothing I can say to make such a horrific event better, but just know that you are not alone. You have an entire world standing, not behind you, but with you.
Vive la France!