We woke up yesterday to the news of the invasion and watched BBC and Sky News most of the day. The events hit even closer to home since Europeans are directly impacted, not only by the invasion, but also the refugee crisis it is creating. And just being in Paris is a reminder of what can happen, since Paris was occupied during WW2.
Frank and I were both sad this afternoon so decided to take the water taxi down to Notre Dame. The church is closed due to the fire in 2019, but people had started to gather on the plaza. A duo set up and started singing songs of peace. We were with people from all over the world – it was a really a special moment.
Then we returned to our own neighborhood, where we saw the Eiffel Tower had been lit with the colors of the Ukranian flag.
Our prayers are with the people of Ukraine.