12 hours ago
Monday, November 16, 2015
When have I ever posted anything other than about food on this blog?
I'm not the best writer, I speak from my heart....and sometimes I just say what's on my mind (more than sometimes!).
I felt like I had to say something about the Paris attacks that happened this weekend, in the city I love and think about everyday.
We have made so many friends over the last 10 years and keep in touch with them on a daily basis, Paris has become our second home.
I feel like it's 9/11 all over again.
We live 18 miles from the World Trade Center, and when it happened, it affected our immediate community in many ways. People lost family members in the Towers, and the local economy was also affected by these heinous acts.
We were crippled for a little while, but we stayed tough and came back fully, if not stronger.
France has always been our friend and supported and stood by us during that time, and we are there for them now.
As you must know by now, Paris is a wonderful city, filled with gorgeous everything.....art, culture and history, but it's the people that make it special.
They are proud and passionate, like New Yorkers, and come together when the going gets tough.
I would get back on a plane tomorrow, if I could!!!!
I receive at least 2 emails a week asking for Paris recommendations on restaurants, where to stay, day trips, etc. As if I were the food ambassador of France!
My godson is leaving for his honeymoon on Saturday, and they were thinking of canceling their trip.....I said absolutely NOT! GO!
You will be fine, and by not going, the bad people win. They want us to be afraid.
(and I would happily chaperone them!).
Without getting too political, I feel we can never compromise our personal beliefs or freedoms that these people are trying to take away from us.
I had to say something about it today, because my heart is broken for all these families who lost loved ones, how do you come back from such a tragedy? I don't know the answer.
No recipe today. Just food for thought.