Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Today


When I went out walking this morning around 9:30

None of us knew what a sad day this would be. 
Our hearts go out to those lost and their loved ones.
A very sad day.

42 comments:

  1. I was shocked to hear Paris in the same sentence as gunmen attack. How sad.

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  2. so true Carol....another normal day shattered...my heart goes out to all the victims and the city of Paris today.

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  3. Lilian11:22 AM

    I woke up to the news this morning in Montreal. I'm shocked, but mostly it makes me incredibly angry that anyone would think this is an acceptable response to satire.

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  4. Nice PB post.
    Not having a good day. Got no work done. Sad……

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  5. Maureen11:57 AM

    So sorry, Carol. No city is immune, not even beautiful Paris. Free speech is under attack everywhere! You don't agree with me, ok then I will kill you. Sad situation, world wide.

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  6. It's terrible news. Not surprising though as the French have been on terrorist radar for a long time. While I agree with free speech I do think sometimes it goes too far. Satire is not always to best way to get a point across and killing is not an appropriate response to it either. My heart breaks that we have to have such news at all.

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    1. Anonymous12:42 PM

      This was my thought-A life long agnostic I know brain scans of extremely religious people shows a very intense reaction to matters of their faith both positive and negative. Let satire hold up to ridicule the extremes of religion but let their Icons remain theirs. To insult their Icons seems as unseemly as telling someone their child is ugly or their spouse seems dense. There is a line-IMHO of course

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    2. Anonymous12:51 PM

      In reading more of the comments mine seemed to leave out the fact that what these madmen have done is Evil, cruel and inexcusable and furthers their cause not one bit. They are a drop of bitterness in a Sea of Kindness and Mercy and they will drown and disappear- and no one will mourn them-unlike the millions who mourn the loss of those they slaughtered.

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    3. Both Anonymous and September Dee are missing the point re: satire that goes too far. It's exactly because free speech DOES tend to "go too far" that it is protected; it also eliminates the possibility that someone will appoint her/himself in charge of deciding what is "too far".

      Tim Kreider, Sunday NY Times: It's a testament to the brittleness and fragility of ideologies like the thuggish cult of North Korea and the more homicidally literalist sects of Islam that they respond to art most Westerners regard as silly and trivial: dumb comedies, crude cartoons. North Korea saw "The Interview" as some sort of invidious state-sponsored attack on its revered leader…It was almost endearing; you wanted to explain to them, No, see, in our country, this is *stupid* art.

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  7. Yes, a sad day indeed. It just breaks our hearts a little more
    each time something like this happens. Sending hugs to Paris.

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  8. Anonymous12:30 PM

    i agree with lilian. the catholics were also the butt of satire but they dont go shooting cartoonists and the press.we need more cartoons sand satire not less.

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  9. This is simply incomprehensible. So sad and so senseless.

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  10. I too am so saddened by the madness of the world and in Paris today. Prayers and warm thoughts go out to the families involved and the people of France.

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  11. Awful. So Awful. Thinking of you and Paris today, and always.

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  12. Prayers and love to the families, to you, to the people of Paris, and prayers of hope for our world.

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  13. So profoundly sad and horrific. My heart goes out to Paris.

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  14. I'm glad that you weren't near the area......such craziness and it leaves sadness and fear.
    Stay well!

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  15. I wrote you early this AM watching the news..for some reazon the Verizon bounced back..bet I used the whole wrong one..Tragic,..sad..
    Was jut writing hoping you were ok..You cannot see Paris and not think of you immediately.
    Senseless..brutal.

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  16. very sad, take care Carol!

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  17. Life is so precious.
    So sad to hear this news.
    All my love to you and to Paris and her people.
    ♡♡♡♡

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  18. Shocked to wake up to this this morning, Carol, and of course, I immediately thought of you and Rick Tulka. Stay safe and know you are in my thoughts--with much love,
    sue

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  19. It's awful news and I thought of you right away and was glad that you are not in that area. It just grieves me to think that innocent people are gunned down in such a ruthless manor. Please take care, it seems it's a dangerous world out there.

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  20. Anonymous4:32 AM

    very sad. RIP for victims and condolences to their families

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  21. When I awoke to the news here early in our morning, and heard of the Paris shooting, I immediately thought of my daughter, who has been in Paris for 3 weeks staying with her boyfriend's family just outside of Paris. It was her last day before flying home (today) and I knew she'd be in Paris. My next thought was of you, and another blog friend Have Some Decorum. It is a very sad day, and a very sorry situation of some who believe violence will prove they are right and everyone else is wrong. It is a fight that has gone on for centuries and they just can't see that it isn't going to work (violence). It was amazing to see the crowds of people in the streets of Paris last night saying they will not be afraid in solidarity. My heart and prayers are with the friends and families of yesterday's tragedy.

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  22. Stunned. What a shock - and also for another shooting of a policewoman this morning, south of Paris. Whatever next? Heartening to see such solidarity from all over. Makes us all stop in our tracks, doesn't it?

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  23. Last night there was a big rally in Union Square of the French community in NYC and its supporters, to show solidarity and sympathy. Despite the bitter cold, it was packed. People chanted "Je suis Charlie" and "We are not afraid!" One man held a sign reading "Je suis Charlie" in Arabic. People waved the tricolor and sang the Marseillaise. I will send you some photos and a video.

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  24. You and all my Paris connections have been held especially in my hearts these days. It's 24/7 coverage here on CNN. As a writer, I am stunned, shocked and mourn for the families and friends of those who were injured or have died. And, for Paris.

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  25. Tous ces gens deviendront des légendes ... ils étaient si talentueux ! j'aurais préféré qu'ils restent tous vivants et méconnus ... Ils vont nous manquer terriblement ...
    All these people will be legends now, they were so talented ! but I would prefer them to stay alive and unknown ... We'll miss them ...

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  26. Anonymous12:06 PM

    There are more kind, loving and good people in the world than there are the unkind, unloving, and bad people. That is the truth in the face of such a sad event...

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  27. Je suis Charlie, Carol, and condolences to all who are mourning. We're with you all the way.

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  28. My heart is with my beloved Paris and all her citizens. I am sure that Parisians will show us a model of strength and love through this time.
    Peggy

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  29. Je suis Charlie, everybody is Charlie. Liberty is touched but Charlie continue

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  30. Anonymous3:22 AM

    I'm so sorry for Paris, France... Please take care, Carol. Prayers. <3

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  31. Anonymous5:33 AM

    JE SUIS CHARLIE!!

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  32. Carol, please do take care. This morning's news is more chilling.

    (I don't think that my emails to you are getting through, so hope you don't mind me leaving you this message here.)

    xo

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  33. Carol, please stay aware of your surroundings. It's hard to think about the ugly things that might happen in Paris. I want to Thank You for your time and commitment to your blogspot. Take care and hopefully all will be back to normal soon. barbara b

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  34. Carol... You left NYC for your Paris dream... Don't let these evil ones spoil it. Goodness & love will win out. You always show us the beauty of where you are. Thinking of you.

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  35. Oh what a mess humans are in right now. This too shall pass and your world will be better. I am thankful you and Bear were safe. My heart breaks for Paris but the evil doers will not win!!

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  36. I hope you are safe Carol...It is horrific what happened in your beautiful city.....
    The rally gives hope..... Paris is different today from yesterday..... stay safe!
    Nous sommes Charlie!

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  37. So very sorry about the horrific events in your city. My heart sank as I watched the news as I remember the day of the Boston Marathon bombings. My city was forever changed. I pray for healing for Paris and for all of France. I am profoundly sad.

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