Je Suis Paris

Je Suis Paris

I realize this is a makeup site, but sometimes things happen in the world that I just can’t ignore and have to write about.

I was only nine years old when 9/11 happened. I remember how terrified I was, especially because my mother was flying that day, and I didn’t remember where she was going, or if she had left yet. I was very lucky that she never wound up leaving and came to get me from school as soon as she could. And I have to give huge credit to the teachers at Lamkin Elementary for doing everything possible to keep us calm.

I can only imagine how terrified everyone in Paris is tonight. I imagine all of Europe is terrified, wondering if they’re going to be next. I certainly don’t know how to fix the problem, but can we really afford for there to be a next time? Can we take another night like tonight? Or another Charlie Hebdo? I don’t think my heart can take it. And I don’t think I have enough tears. I don’t think anyone does.

My heart goes out to the people of France tonight.

Light a candle for the City of Light tonight.