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.