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Thoughts on Paris by Wal Ozello

How do you find a word stronger than “tragic”?    Because “tragic” seems too inadequate of a word to define what happened in Paris, France on Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of France today.  But we need to give them and the rest of the world more than just thoughts and prayers.

Yes. We must hunt down those responsible for these attacks and make them pay for their actions. That’s a given.

But at some point in the near future, we need to give the world more than retribution, we need to give them hope. Hope that this won’t happen again. Hope that we'll never have to construct another memorial to a fallen soldier or innocent civilian.

I could go on for ever about the world’s need to get along. But someone else said better before me, so take a listen to this song. There is hope for a better tomorrow .

Wal Ozello is a science fiction techno-thriller novelist and the author of Assignment 1989 ,  Revolution 1990, and Sacrifice 2086. He's a resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio and a frequent customer at Colin's Coffee.