We can never understands the minds of those who can so mercilessly and so easily take the lives of others.
We can only respond with love and empathy and hope for better days ahead.
Paris is the city of my heart. I love it unabashedly and I love the people who live there. Parisians are often accused of being rude or cold or unsentimental. They are none of those things.
The images of last night - the terror, the anguish, the unstinting heroics, the sports fans leaving the stadium spontaneously singing Le Marseillaise - are etched in my soul today.
Many of the locations were mere blocks from where Barry and I stayed in September. We walked those neighbourhoods and adored them. We will do so again. And like my friends and other favourite city, New York City, Parisians will not be bested.
But today they can use our prayers. As can those who commit these acts of atrocities. Peace on Earth.
Je suis Parisienne.