Landmarks across the world were lit in the colors of the French flag over the weekend. It was a symbolic gesture, of course, lights won’t undo the damage in Paris.
It was also an attempt at comforting us, the people who didn’t witness the attacks and see the carnage firsthand, but who were just as horrified by it, and, speaking only for myself, a little afraid of what it means, what comes next.
So I appreciated the red, white, and blue of Seahawks Stadium, the news of how Parisians used social media to keep each other safe, and all the other gestures people made, just to comfort each other.
I need reminders of just how kind, smart, generous, strategic and just plain good people can be, sometimes. We all do, actually.