shine the light
beau ideal, a french term meaning ideal beauty, epitome, perfect model.
i saw my beau ideal in this, #porteouverte. it literally took my breath away. meaning open door or door open. i'm not sure the particulars but from what i can understand, parisians were using this tag on social media to open their homes to those who may not be able to get to safety. to strangers. most were aimed at american strangers. the love and selflessness i felt was overwhelming. there are so many postings. the languages spoken in the home, the arrondissement, etc. my point is these things make us stronger in our desire for freedom. our conviction more resolute. because we have hope.
the heartbreak of those touched personally in paris and beyond is more than i can imagine. my thoughts and prayers go out to them.