In light of the recent terrorist attacks here in Paris, I wanted to reach out to all of my readers to let you know that we are safe. The events began just after we arrived home from dinner so we were safe and watched it unfold from our flat. I was posting live updates to my Facebook page late into the night, and was amazed and touched by the dozens and dozens of replies expressing concern for our safety.
The next morning, we arose to a city that standing strongly defiant and proud in the face of unprecedented violence. While our local street market was closed by the authorities in an abundance of caution, other shops, markets, shoe repair and misc. stores were open with their owners’ standing in front in a visible display of ‘we will not be frightened’!!! We are horrified and broken hearted by what has happened, but we stand with our Parisian friends and neighbors as we all deal with these events.
Thank you for the outpouring of love and concern,
Pericles & Mitch