Anyone who doesn’t live in a cave is now aware of the attacks last night on various Paris venues including restaurants, a concert hall, and a stadium. There’s plenty to comment on the cowardice of such attacks and the motives behind them, but since Saturday Selections is about sharing something positive with the world I’ll refrain from going down the negativity route.
I went to Paris for five days in 2012 and stayed not far from where the restaurant attacks took place. Yes, Paris is hectic, traffic (and the resulting fume stench) is insane, and many (MANY) corners smell of piss. However, you can’t not love the beauty Paris has to offer in its streets, its monuments, and in its people.
Yes, its people.
There is a stereotype of the French (Parisians especially) being rude, but nearly everyone in Paris that we encountered was beyond friendly and that friendliness left a lasting impression. So, Parisians (and everyone else in the world who stands for reason, rationality, and peace) stand tall and don’t let the bastards drag you down!