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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Been glued to the news since waking up to the horrific news about Paris this morning. This quote from Time Magazine struck me: 

"Within a week of the (9-11) attacks, French President Jacques Chirac flew to the U.S., the first foreign head of state to meet with President George W. Bush in the wake of the attacks. After his meeting at the White House, he flew to New York, where the scene made him “feel like crying.” “France… will not stand aside in a fight against a scourge that defies all democracies,” the BBC quoted him as saying at the time. “Today it is New York that was tragically struck, but tomorrow it may be Paris, Berlin, London.""

Taipei 101 was lit up in red, white and blue, joining other world landmarks in a show of support. I've never been to Paris, I hope to be able to visit someday. My thoughts are with Paris, with France and the other parts of the world where there is conflict and war. Let's pray not only for Paris, but also for Beirut, Baghdad, Russia, Egypt, Syria...for the world. Let's talk about what also happened in these other cities instead of watching the same news cycle on a loop. The lights of these buildings give me hope that people won't close their hearts and minds because of fear. #educatenothate

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