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To everyone who was asking

Okay, safe, nowhere near Paris and the attacks. Utterly shocked. o.O

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irishvampire13
Nov. 14th, 2015 06:29 am (UTC)
*huggggggggggggggggggg* I know I said it in email and on Twitter, but...God, I'm so relieved!

God, those poor, poor people...what a nightmare.

Where do you live, anyway? Just so I don't have to be quite so afraid for you if something this horrible happens again.

Love you, sweet Azzie.

Edited at 2015-11-14 07:09 am (UTC)
flowsoffire
Nov. 14th, 2015 08:12 am (UTC)
I know… it's so horrible. ♥

In a village around Lyon—nowhere near Paris and the big cities, so it's a lot safer, really.

Love you too ♥
irishvampire13
Nov. 14th, 2015 08:27 am (UTC)
What a mess. I don't get the need to shed blood. I don't understand this wanton butchery. It oesn't make sense.

Oh,that's good. Geography was never a stroign suit of mine. ^.^ *hits Wikipedia* Ah, thakn goodness; that's a long way away. I thought you lived on the otuskirts, or something.

(Forgive all the typos; my thumbnail gashed my idex finger, so I have tibandaged, and can't type for shit.)

*hugggggggggggggg*
flowsoffire
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
Me neither… It's just too horrible for words. :/

No, not at all—and I'm not in the big cities, either, which spares me from a lot of the red-alert effect…

Ouch. I hope that healed quick! ♥
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 14th, 2015 06:41 am (UTC)
I know you don't live there, but there was always that chance -

Thank goodness you are okay!! I just wish the rest of France was...and that this never happened to that shining city. Gods, this whole thing - why do people do things like this?

*Hugs you hard*

Thank you for this post, dear-heart. More than a little worried over here, even though I should have known better.

flowsoffire
Nov. 14th, 2015 06:45 am (UTC)
*hugs you hard* I'm okay, dear. No worries ♥♥♥ Love you.

And I know… I'm not even surprised, not truly, but the scale of it is a shock. It's just scary.
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 14th, 2015 06:55 am (UTC)
*Hugs you back in relief* I wish I could say the same for so many of your fellows at home there...I love you, too, darling!! Ever so much!!

I'm not surprised, either, sadly. Not after the attacks at the news center/station...was it a year ago? My gosh! But I wish I COULD be surprised. Actually, I wish this never happened. The massiveness of it is truly troubling. When did such HATE creep back into the world? I've been watching the steady march of it for a decade, but this...there is no explanation for this.

Edited at 2015-11-14 06:55 am (UTC)
flowsoffire
Nov. 22nd, 2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
Love you too, honey ♥

Yeah, nine months ago. Things just kept coming this year, but nothing on that scale before. The past week has been insane—the terrorist hunt, the Bamako attack, and now it's Brussels on red alert. They want to keep the pressure on…

I know. It was just quietly growing, off in Syria and the like where attacks and bloodshed felt horrible but so distant at the same time. But now it's hitting worldwide. In a way, I kind of feel like it's only a transfer, the agony that was only centred on other countries now hitting us at home. But it's so very jarring.

The only good thing about this is… it's making the lines move. I was reading news articles back in 2011 that said exactly "If no one does anything about Syria, islamism will rise using the agony of a whole people". (It's not just Syria, but it's just a key example right now.) Now, who should do anything, who has a right to do anything (it should always have been the UN, not just one or two countries going on a crusade like some white knight of democracy—except when those no longer had a choice), when and how and what consequences that will have I have no idea, don't get me wrong. But not doing anything? Didn't help much. Well, not that misguided moves would have helped either, we have powerful examples of that. But countries talking, getting together, trying to negotiate and get united in the face of hatred and raw violence… that is one good thing.



(Disclaimer: the "white knight" thing was not a veiled attack against the US—France kind of did that too… Once more, doing something instead of just sitting back and watching horrors is necessary and right—acting in a rash and misguided way is wrong, and the lines are just ever so thin. World politics are immensely complex. You go and lead actions but you just have no way to predict all of the consequences and what the aftermath will turn out like. And some of those foreign policy dynamics I simply can't wrap my head around…)

Edited at 2015-11-22 02:46 pm (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon
Nov. 23rd, 2015 11:43 am (UTC)
I think we all do that...it is distance that brings a dreamy delusion of 'other people's problems', when in reality, it is all of our problem.

That's the big kicker. By trying to fix it, so many governments are making it worse. We are responding on their level and giving them exactly what they desire. UGH.

Aww, honey. I didn't take it as such. I'm not as thin-skinned as a lot of my fellows. I know my country has the WORST mentality when it comes to conflicts and conflict resolution. I have no illusions there. In many ways, we create our own problems, no doubt.

*HUGS*
flowsoffire
Dec. 13th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Violence feeds violence and yet we can't just do nothing. Ugh… can't win.

And that's for sure…

*hugs* ♥♥♥
shivver13
Nov. 14th, 2015 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm so very glad to hear that you and yours are safe! Many hugs, and thoughts of love and comfort from all the way on the other side of the world.
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear ♥
lost_spook
Nov. 14th, 2015 08:51 am (UTC)
*hugs* It's so awful when things like this happen, and always all the more so, the closer to home they are. :-/
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
Definitely…

Lots of love ♥
angel1605
Nov. 14th, 2015 09:10 am (UTC)
*hugs tight*
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2015 09:48 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* ♥
scripsi
Nov. 14th, 2015 05:50 pm (UTC)
I know you don't live in Paris, but I'm very happy to hear that you are OK. <3

*hugs*
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
*hugs* ♥♥♥
paynesgrey
Nov. 17th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Like I said on Skype, so glad you're okay.
It's just awful.
flowsoffire
Nov. 25th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
It really is… *hugs you tightly*
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