When we visited Paris in 2007 my camera was about a month old. I only had a 50mm lens on it.
I learned that with this lens...I could not get a whole lot in the picture. We were up all night flying and arrived at our hotel at about noon. We put our luggage away and took a bus immediately to the Eiffel Tower.
None of us wore gym shoes.
Our biggest fear was that we would be snickered at for wearing gym shoes in the most elegant city of lights.
The fear is incredibly different now.
But I know, without a doubt, that
Paris will overcome the fears and terrors of this terrible week.
“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime.”
My friends, life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts
of those who travel with us, so be swift to love and make haste to be kind.
And my the blessing of the One who made us,
and the One who loves us,
and the One who travels with us,
be with you and those you love this day and always.
~ Adapted from Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821–1881)
Encourage one another,