Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bad Timing

R and I had breakfast in the courtyard of the Prahran Market this morning, having just learnt of the shocking situation in Paris. Fluttering French flags caught our eyes. I expect those in national French dress who staffed the stall promoting this event were quite unaware of what had happening. By the time we had finished shopping the horror was so much worse, with the media saying the death toll has reached 140. Poor, poor Paris and the people of France.


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  1. I don't have the words. Heart breaking.

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    1. EC, so much for the city of love.

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  2. What? What's going on in France? I missed the news on TV last night, I was busy and didn't have the TV on.

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    1. It began this morning, River.

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  3. Mass killing by terrorists, River. It makes my stomach upset, as its always happening, people killing others, lots of others, for why, I ask my cats. Why do they do it? It was here not a month or two ago, in Oregon, a psycho shot classmates one by one. Why? And now these terrorists again, who enjoy killing. Is there something wrong with me? Because I do not get it. Who would want to kill when they can eat ice cream, for instance, any flavor, or watch the stars at night, for instance.

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    1. I saw a bit of it tonight while cooking dinner, it's just so awful. It's those rabid Islamic fanatics I believe.

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    2. Strayer, quite so. Perhaps if possible terrorists floated about a bit on a raft staring at the beauty in the world......

      River, it is a pretty safe call.

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  4. My heart is breaking for the family and friends of the slain and injured. As for Paris... tonight 'je suis Paris'.

    I'll just join you in that tear now.

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    1. Jac, what can we do but shed a tear and offer support with cheap words so easily written.

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    2. Words change the world Andrew... how are ideas exchanged, except through words? Some of those words have echoed around the earth, for good or ill. Same for regret, love, etc... Every change for good has begun in the mind and heart of a person or people, then been spread by words.

      9/11 and there were words flowing in from around the world. Those words touched many and made a difference.

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    3. Jac, whenever something like this happens, 9/11 is in the back of our minds, as are the London bombings. The sheer numbers killed in the WTC and the planes is not forgotten.

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  5. Not a good day at all :(

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    1. No Cathy. I suppose you have been there and have your memories.

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  6. My son has a travel agency and over the last two years has been flooded with requests from French citizens to travel overseas and perhaps live in a new country. My heart breaks for people driven out of their own homes by terror.

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  7. That is so sad Hels. Surely living in France must be living in one of the best countries in the world, although I note you only say French citizens.

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  8. Unfathommable news this morning ~ for us who live without fear of attack. I wonder sometimes how long before terror on my his scale reaches our shores.

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    1. Carol, I am sure we must be next on list. Who know where it will happen? We would be very self satisfied to think it won't happen here.

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  9. Yes there are no words for this. I think you are quite lucky to live on the other side of the world !

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    1. Gattina, yes on the other side of the world, but we are not immune.

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  10. None of us can be complacent about terror attacks. i woke up to the news of the slaughter in Paris. I felt numb and cancelled plans for today. Not because I fear these murdering, useless members of the human race but because I can't indulge in enjoyable activities knowing what happened just a few hours journey from here. My heart is in Paris today.

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    1. Marie, and who can forget what happened in London ten years ago.

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  11. Andrew it looks like war in Europe - unfortunatelly

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    1. Gosia, certainly Paris looked like a war zone.

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  12. If only they could see there is more to life than religious fanaticism. Can they not see they are endangering their own families? their own children and grandchildren? Many of these are young men themselves who might never now have the chance to grow up at all, let alone have families.

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    1. Wise words River. Give peace a chance, hey.

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  13. My poor second favourite city :(

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