There are no words


Firstly, I want to thank each and everyone one of you. So many friends, family, fellow bloggers, social media friends, co-workers from all around the world have reached out. Thank you…. for your concern, compassion, kind words and well wishes.

I consider myself lucky. My immediate and extended family are safe, as are our friends.

Indeed, by metro, the area of the 10th and 11th districts is 20 minutes from where we live.

The Bataclan is a small concert hall, extremely well known.

The restaurants and cafes are between the Bastille and Republique, an extremely popular area of Paris for Friday evenings out. I lived in the area when I was younger and know it well.

It saddens me beyond words to see this beautiful city, my home for the past 24 years, violated. A city where I run. Dine. Go to the movies. Shop. Explore. Visit. Love. A city where my teenage daughters go out. Take the subway. Shop. Go to the movies. Meet their friends.

But even worse is the life loss that is so useless. What the families and friends of the 125+ victims must be going through. What they will have to endure.

Thank you again for your kind words and prayers. #prayforparis, because there are no words.

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Comments: 14

  1. Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner November 14, 2015 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Karen-what a terrible awful heartbreaking day for you, your family, France and frankly all of the civilized world. Thoughts and prayers for all of you xoxo I am thinking of you.
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 15, 2015 at 8:52 am Reply

      Thank you Deborah

  2. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home November 15, 2015 at 1:29 pm Reply

    I’ve been thinking about you since Friday…I’m so glad you and your family are safe. I’m still stunned by this senseless act of terror. I cannot understand the desire to harm innocent people. <3
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Thanks Wendy. Truly awful but things are moving forward very quickly to find the terrorists.

  3. HoHo Runs November 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm Reply

    My heart goes out to all Parisians. I was so glad to hear you and your family were safe.
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm Reply

      Thank you. We are lucky.

  4. DeniseinVA November 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm Reply

    We were in Paris last June. It greatly saddens me to hear what happened. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 15, 2015 at 8:32 pm Reply

      Thank you for your prayers. What is this world coming to….

  5. tabor November 16, 2015 at 1:10 am Reply

    Visiting via one of your faithful readers. Years ago I lived in a small suburb city that had a sniper killer on the loose. I can remember the week of fearful living as we shopped, got gas, left work for lunch. It changes you in ways you do not want to remember. Your tragedy is much greater than anything I experienced, but I also can tell you that your and Parisians will take this and grow and thrive. Blessings to you!

    • Karen - Fit in France November 16, 2015 at 7:49 am Reply

      Thank you for reading and commenting. It is truly awful. I consider myself very lucky, many were not and in the span of a few minutes, their lives were altered forever. And for what ? A senseless crime. I remember the sniper thing… it was awful.

  6. river November 16, 2015 at 7:22 am Reply

    I’m so saddened by what is going on over there. i hope these people can be stopped, and quickly.
    why don’t they realise they are hurting their own families and future along with everyone they attack?
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 16, 2015 at 7:51 am Reply

      Thanks for taking time to reach out. I don’t understand and I don’t think us “normal” people will ever understand these random acts of violence. I am amazed though how quickly the investigation is moving. I am sure they will find the guilty ones very soon.

  7. Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy November 16, 2015 at 7:42 am Reply

    I’ve been thinking of you Karen and all of the people in Paris. What a tragic, senseless, cowardly act. I’m so glad you and your family are safe and I pray those affected can find peace. xoxo
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    • Karen - Fit in France November 16, 2015 at 7:53 am Reply

      Thank you Melanie. I am almost afraid to go to work today because I am sure there will be people who know people who were in the attacks. Paris is not a huge city, and I work with a ton of young people …. thanks for your prayers.

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