Paris

Honestly loves, what are we to do in the midst of heart break? There have been the Paris terrorist attacks. And too there is Ferguson and Lebanon, Beirut and Nigeria. There is a friend who buried his mother last week. And another dear friend who lost a good friend to a heart attack...

I saw recently a documentary on the diplomat Richard Holbrooke. Learning of his great and fine efforts toward peace...

We have our work that must get done. Family that reminds us of love and joy, if we are fortunate. Friends, our other family chosen. And love which encourages, relieves and ushers in passion and pleasure...

We have what we love in things: music, art, reading, writing, wine, fine food, walking in the forests, or great cities and cosy friendly villages. There's dancing and good conversation. A cup of tea. A warm bath. The sweet scent of freshly laundered laundry.

In the company of one another and what we love we can breathe...