The world is shocked about the Paris attacks. In my own corner of the world, my English group returned from Paris just two days previously, the same trip that I was scheduled to be on, but had been too unwell to go. I have text a friend's daughter who is spending her third year French/English BA out there. I breathed a sigh of relief when I got her text message back, confirming that she was indeed ok, as she is staying outside Paris.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Paris, may we continue to strive for peace.