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A sad lark this morning. Thoughts are with the people of France and especially those hurt in the terrible events of last evening and their friends, families and loved ones. What a horrible scourge this terrorism is and to what lengths of depravity can the terrorists sink. While this was going last night on we in the Twinning Association were enjoying ourselves at our Fest Nos, the hall bedecked with French and Breton flags. That somehow makes the news this morning even more shocking. Events like these can only serve to make us even more determined to root out the perpetrators of evil wherever they may be.

Posted at 14th Nov 2015 - 08:54AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 7

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Sad day indeed.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th Nov 2015 at 10:00AM

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Inthemud's Avatar Very sad day indeed.

Posted by: Inthemud on 14th Nov 2015 at 10:13AM

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Camilla's Avatar Thanks for posting Fennie, so terribly sad to hear of the recent news in France. My heart goes out to all the innocent people who have lost their lives and for all their friends and family .

Posted by: Camilla on 14th Nov 2015 at 10:30AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar It is a terrible world we live in. Prayers for all those affected by the terrible events.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 14th Nov 2015 at 12:30PM

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Faith's Avatar Yes it is a terrible world - a world where people can do such appalling things and then shout God is good.

Posted by: Faith on 14th Nov 2015 at 02:27PM

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Cadfael's Avatar It is the Evil few committing these atrocities. The whole world is coming out in sadness and support for France.

Posted by: Cadfael on 14th Nov 2015 at 05:27PM

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Mountainear's Avatar The following was on Twitter yesterday. It resonates with me.

'As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.

Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say, the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society—things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed, sometimes rather suddenly. It is quite obvious that the human race has made a queer mess of life on this planet. But as a people we probably harbor seeds of goodness that have lain for a long time waiting to sprout when the conditions are right. Man's curiosity, his relentlessness, his inventiveness, his ingenuity have led him into deep trouble. We can only hope that these same traits will enable him to claw his way out.

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

Sincerely,

(Signed, 'E. B. White')

Posted by: Mountainear on 15th Nov 2015 at 10:45PM

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