Saturday, November 14, 2015

Local Saturday - Je suis Paris

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.

7 comments:

  1. "Perhaps we should pray for wisdom to do the right thing, even if it is the hard thing." Well said.

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  2. I don't know if there is an answer. Perhaps something in our DNA makes us destructive.

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  3. HI Alana - you have put it beautifully.

    "Perhaps we should pray for wisdom to do the right thing, even if it is the hard thing." and
    "we must just not talk the talk, we must walk the walk". But then, at times, i feel all such vibes go futile.

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  4. Wisdom is what is needed. You are right.

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  5. Rightly said. It is time each of us prays for better understanding and mutual respect so that there is no hatred.

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  6. These are tragic times indeed. I have no answers, but keep coming back to the fact that peace begins in my heart.

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  7. It's sad that there are people in this world who do these sorts of things. Worse, that they think it helps any agenda. Violence only begets violence, and it doesn't solve anything.

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