PRAYERS FOR NICE
On Friday I felt nothing but utter despair and immense sadness after the attacks in Nice, I can’t believe that such horrific acts could be carried out against innocent fellow human beings.
Last night I was standing watering the vegetable garden when the girls ran down to tell me supper was ready. Roddy was cooking on the barbecue and as Gigi arrived with half a glass of red wine for me, Hetty followed her with a tiny homemade pork meatball on a fork which Roddy had just finished grilling. Simple tiny acts of love.
I told them I would be up in a couple of minutes and they ran, half-skipping back across the lawn. Brown legs, bare feet, hair wet from the pool; a picture of pure innocence.
I stood with a huge lump in my throat, thinking; I hope our children, and every child the world over, will grow up to experience freedom some day and not grow up in a world of fear.
Today I feel more determined. I still have a heavy heart and my thoughts and prayers are still with those in Nice and those affected. But I will continue to promote the fabulous lifestyle that this wonderful, beautiful country offers, and I will continue to share our simple happy life in France. Together, across countries and continents, I hope more than anything else that we can find an answer to end the atrocious violence and bitterness that humanity continues to spawn. xxx