Paris without a care on its mind: January 16 2008
After work today, I went through my photos and found one that I had taken in Paris during another, more peaceful, month of January.
This evening in France, many of us are experiencing an uncomfortable mix of relief and renewed mourning, as reports say 4 more innocent people died in today's hostage taking at Porte de Vincennes. (As I write, numbers in the English-speaking press are conflicting, but the French press is quite clear that it is 4, plus the Montrouge killer.)
It has crossed my mind that what happened there, had it been an isolated incident, would have been treated as a huge and terrifying news story in and of itself, rather than just what is, hopefully, "The End."