Friday, November 13, 2015

I Love Paris


Paris first captured my heart when I saw "Gigi" in elementary school. I started studying French in junior high school and my dream was to visit the city we studied. I've had that pleasure, nine times over. I've stayed in different neighborhoods and enjoyed each trip. I'm not sure what year this picture was taken or where I was standing, but with my little point and shoot camera I captured a rainbow over Paris. I've shared Paris with my mother and with friends, wandering the streets, drinking coffee in cafes and enjoying art in dozens of galleries and museums. I love Paris. I shared this photograph early in my blogging career to celebrate Bastille Day.

I had a very different post almost completed for today. I was going to write about a trio of romance novellas for Fiction Friday. But with the first "Breaking News" late this afternoon my heart, prayers and thoughts are in Paris, and Fiction Friday will wait for another Friday, one I pray will be calmer.

Let us join in a chain of prayer around the world for the people of Paris and especially for those being held hostage. Tonight we are all French.
 

14 comments:

Susie said...

Carol, I will join in the prayers for the people of Paris. I hate this is happening. We all need to unite against terrorists. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Cranberry Morning said...

Praying with you for the people of Paris during this time.

peggy said...

I am so sad for everyone. It is so good you have your memories, I think of Paris as a place of peace and beauty. I wish things could change for the better.

Deanna Rabe said...

Yes, praying too!

Deanna

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is heartbreaking and frightening watching this horrible situation evolve.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So hard to grasp this tragedy especially after recently returning from a most memorable visit to Paris just last month. I posted about it just yesterday. Prayers for sure.

Nellie said...

Such tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone!

It's me said...

My thoughts and prayers are for Paris 💙❤️...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've been praying for them. My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones.

Simply Linda said...

Keeping Paris in prayer...

Nadine_Feldman said...

We honeymooned in Paris, so it holds a special place in our hearts. We would always tell people, if you can get to just one place in Europe, go to Paris. Of course, this would be a tragedy no matter where it happened, but so many of us have been there and feel like we know the place. This breaks my heart.

Marie Rayner said...

Todd and I were saying earlier this week about how we would like to be to go to Paris together, the city of love. This is heartbreaking and they have my prayers. xoxo

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful photo and such a sad but very poignant share. I am so sad for the loss of life and the tragedy in Paris. I have never had the opportunity to travel there but I do know it is beautiful from those who have traveled. Such madness in our world needs to stop. I am praying for all of Paris and France. Thank you for this share. Hugs, Anne

troutbirder said...

Such a horrible explosion of religious fanaticism. I love Paris as well having taken high school students there twice & later my wife upon her retirement. Many fond memories.....