In Lyon, mourning Paris   

I didn’t realize what had happened right away. I heard that there had been a shooting in the 11th in Paris.

The rest unraveled in slow motion.

You already know what happened.

I can’t imagine what it was like to be in Paris that night.

The atmosphere was heavy for the next week. In Lyon, candles, messages, and flowers accumulated at Hôtel de Ville and Place Bellecour.

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There are more guards at the mall. The Fête des Lumières was cancelled. I’m glad.

Gradually, daily life has gone back to normal. But I don’t feel the same.

Does it feel after the fact that I’m writing this seventeen days later? It shouldn’t. Seventeen days isn’t long. Seventeen days is too short to move on already.

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Many bloggers have shared thoughts on the attacks of November 13th and what they experienced in Paris that night. Here are a few.

Expat Edna: Paris, Last Night and Paris Is Life

Ella Coquine: We Are All Paris

The Wherever Writer: La Vie Continue: Scenes from Memorials at Place de la République in Paris

Prêt à Voyager: After the Attacks, Paris Resilience

As Told By Dana: Life Goes On. What Are You Going To Do To Make A Difference?

 

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