Thankful...

Canal Saint Martin, Paris

CANAL ST MARTIN
©2015 Felice Panagrosso
Oil on Wood
22.5 x 30 centimeters

Dear Friends and Family,

This is the Canal Saint Martin, in Paris.  About a 30 minute walk from my house.  It’s an even shorter walk from the Canal to the Bataclan Music Hall, where some of the horrible events of Friday, November 13, 2015 took place in Paris.  In the evenings, especially on weekends, this area is filled with young people enjoying picnics by the water, sitting in cafes, and riding bikes.

This is a photo recently taken just outside the Bataclan.  Caryn and Sam went there the following weekend to light candles.

Candles at Bataclan

A more spontaneous memorial a few blocks away.

Candles Near Bataclan

On the night of November 13, 2015, we received more texts, tweets, Facebook messages, and good old-fashioned emails and phone calls than I can count.  From friends, family, colleagues.  From France, elsewhere in Europe and from the United States, many from whom I have not heard in years.

As we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday this past weekend, quietly, I gave thanks for you all.

See you next month,

Felice

 

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