We are all profoundly saddened by the attack in Normandy today inside of a church. Melinda and I were just trying to make sense of it but it is so hard to do. To call it senseless, while in so many ways seems true, is to perpetuate misunderstanding and, perhaps, contribute to the continuation of violence. To find a way for these kinds of acts to make sense feels crass and almost sounds like a condoning. It’s so hard.
Given Melinda and I are in France and have recently returned to Nantes from Normandy, I thought it might be of interest to place ourselves on a map. I’m guessing that at the very least our families in Seattle will find this interesting.