After returning from Paris last spring I set off to write a flurry of posts about all the glorious things I saw in Paris. One that stumped me however was about the Bataclan nightclub. I didn’t know how to write about it. We visited and saw that it was boarded up and gated. We stood for a time in the pretty little park across the street observing the theater, the same place all of the press people stood for so many days. I kept putting off writing about it and it kept nagging at me. The incident that took place there made me sad and I could never find the words to respectfully write about it. Further terror attacks plagued France and made it even harder for me to write about it.
Well, it has been a year, and I saw in the news that Sting will be re-opening the club! I feel like the time is finally right to focus on the positive instead of a negative. This makes me very happy that a large headliner will be re-opening the club in an act of defiance and pride for the Parisian people, for the French people, and for everyone left in the world that stands for peace. Nous sommes Bataclan. Nous sommes France. Nous sommes un.