This morning, as we awaken, we turn first thing to the latest news about Paris. Twice in 11 months...
The world declares "Je suis Paris" - we stand with Paris. Which is a beautiful sentiment, But we can't just say it. In our slang, we say: "we must just not talk the talk, we must walk the walk".
And how do we fight this savage foe of civilization? How do we stay free and not lose the essence of our civilization?
First, perhaps, we realize we are all one planet. I look around on my Facebook page. I am an American, living in upstate New York. I have a cousin married to a man who was born in France. He has family there. I have Facebook friends who have relatives living in France. I have Facebook friends who live in Great Britain. What affects one of us, affects all.
But now what? Some say "Pray for Paris". Perhaps we should pray for wisdom to do the right thing, even if it is the hard thing.
Today, as many blogs fall silent, we must ask ourselves what the right thing is to do- and then, do it. Do it completely, without hesitation, with bravery.
Tomorrow, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. In honor of France, I present some links from the blog which hosts this meme, May Dream Gardens, on the subject of France.
Monet's Passion (the giveaway is long over).
Differences between American and British gardening terminology (read the comments)
Day 14 of NaBloPoMo - National Blog Posting Month.