A Black Friday indeed

We were in Paris 10 days ago, wishing that we didn’t have to leave. Today I am thankful to be Italy and I am very sad for the people of Paris.


Even today we raise our hand against our brother… We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death.

Pope Francis

6 thoughts on “A Black Friday indeed

  1. Cherie Basile November 16, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Thank you. Beautifully said, Sam, and such a beautiful photograph that touches the soul. I have shared it on Facebook, I hope you don’t mind. Each reflection and tribute that I see helps me feel a sense of humanity and perspective within the aftermath of the events in Paris on Friday and in all other places affected by conflict and violence. On Remembrance Day two days earlier, my thoughts were not only with those affected by wars gone by but also with those still affected in their daily lives today by war and fear and injustice. This is the long Remembering …

    • twoblackdoggies November 18, 2015 / 2:15 am

      Thank you Cherie and I don’t mind if you share the image, so glad that the image is appreciated as I searched through many to find the right one. A time for sadness and reflection.

  2. restlessjo November 19, 2015 / 4:33 am

    What a nightmare of a weekend, Sam, and it appears to be ongoing. Take care of yourself. 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies November 22, 2015 / 3:20 am

      I know, it has been horrible. Thanks for the well wishes Jo 🙂

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