My husband and I were vacationing in Paris during the terrorist attacks. Asleep in bed, we were unaware of the attacks until the next morning when I began receiving multiple messages from friends and family asking if we were okay. I was puzzled at first and then checked the news and learned of the events that had transpired.
The terrorist attacks happened on Friday night, and on Sunday afternoon we went walking along the River Seine. While walking along the river we came upon a public blackboard with messages written in chalk. The messages were in all different languages and it was quite inspiring to see the thoughts, feelings, comments and sentiments of the people who had left messages on the blackboard. I didn’t understand all the messages but the sentiment I gleaned from it was solidarity with France and an undaunted spirit in the face of tragedy. Here are pictures of the blackboard.