I was shocked earlier this evening to learn, almost twenty-four hours after, of the terrorist atrocities in Paris that had occurred yesterday evening. I’d seen the black ribbon on google, read the hover text and wrongly assumed it had already been a year since the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Of course, I realise now that those attacks were in January.
I was about to read some blogs toward a link-up post, the first one I came to in the blogging101 reader tag revealed the news:
I’ve felt quite stunned and lost for words since learning of these latest events, attributed to ISIS. I wonder what our world will become in light of these attacks. What will it mean to be ‘A global society’ and can we possibly actually have such a thing? Does it always have to be ‘us and them’ in one region or another throughout our history and never truly Peace and Goodwill to All Men.
So, my link-up post this evening is mostly to other Paris tribute posts, as that topic has overtaken my reading interests:
http://actmadelyrical.com/2015/11/14/vive-la-france/ (a poetic expression)
https://aladyinadelaide.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/pray-for-paris/ (an image and overlaid quote that have been frequenting the twitter streams, seperately).
Heartbreaking reportage / commentary from yesterday: https://hthjonesblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/breaking/
then again today: https://hthjonesblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/the-paris-shootings/
A few simple resolute words here: http://theculturedtraveler.org/2015/11/14/in-memoriam/
https://shafali.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/paris-attacks-terrorist-attack-isis-november-13-2015/ Shafali revisits a drawing she made for a creativity prompt a few weeks ago and coments on the attacks in rhyme, asking “Why?”.
https://dreamingofbigger.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/rescue/ a poem that was probably posted before these events unfolded and I hope it doesn’t seem inappropriate to include this post here: it’s a reminder that in times of tragedy we cannot all be rescued and some of us will be sadly lost; it’s a reminder to spare thoughts and positive actions for survivors, witnesses, families, emergency services and all those immediately traumatised by such atrocious mass murders and terrorist acts.
Last, but by no means least, a very quiet, sensitive and beautiful post, possibly in contemplative reflection, although not specifically stated, but incredibly relevant: https://spiritualdragonfly.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/finding-peace-in-a-chaotic-world
Words really are failing me now, and I’m away to find my own peace in this chaotic world.