Paris in the Eye of the Storm

Every great city has traumas but what makes a city great is how it manages to absorb the traumas, pick itself up, and then continue.   What can I write that has not already been written about the Paris Attacks, a terrible chapter in the history to add its history. Shocking! Numbing! Horrified! But the Latin motto of the capital “Par Fluctuat Nec Mergitur” (It is bucketing by waves, yet remains afloat).  Paris has shown it will not give into fear. The cafes are bustling. The streets are teaming. The restaurants are full again. As my Parisian friend told me, “Life will go on.”