IN SINCERE SYMPATHY

Instead of a piece of flash fiction or a reblog, today I want to express my sincere and heartfelt sympathy for all who have suffered, and the families of all who have been killed, in the vicious violence in Paris, France.

None of us knows who will be next to suffer in the world of today where those whose ideals seem to be killing and maiming as many men, women, and children as possible, are showing up and going about their horrible business. Thank goodness I’ll never totally understand that kind of mind.

I do understand that poverty and the lack of education are at the root of it. It seems even though some do have education, teachings of violence and radicalism have twisted and warped it into something unrecognizable by most of us.

This violence leaves us all wondering if we and our families will be safe from this craziness in future. May the God I believe in watch over us and bring us through this terrible time to a  brighter and more loving future. As the Irish say, “May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

Suzanne Joshi

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Written Act of Kindness Award

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