[Horrifying. Our thoughts and support to Paris and the nation of France itself. — Charley]
Notre Dame is gone too. This was not just a building, even for so many who could never travel there. It stood for 800 years, and seemed to symbolize that beauty and a higher purpose, transcending ordinary human failings, could endure even through war and hatred. What a terrible time we are living in.
Let’s make it so in a few years it feels like it was a brief bad dream, not the beginning of countless tragedies dredged up from history and repeated. It is within our power to turn things around, if we get more involved instead of turning away.