Clearly we are facing a crisis around the world, but especially at home. Especially at home because we cannot expect the world to change for us, we must change for the world. Especially at home because we have the resources. Especially at home because we have for better and for worse assumed a major responsibility roll around the world. The world is in our hands. Now we must be the example, we must be the change; if we wish to dream a better world and manifest a new outcome.
As a French speaking American citizen I am particularly focused on the recent tragedies in France. A French friend of mine has a nephew who lives in Paris, that nephew lost 2 friends in the Bataclan carnage. The mood in Paris, in his words, is one of anger, fear and sadness. 'Like a giant hangover' is how another nephew of his coined it. As I love New York City I also love Paris – the city from which New York took so many cues in liberty, art, science, medicine, and culture.