It's been a heavy week of thoughts, and feelings, and memorializing those lost in Paris and those afflicted by acts of terror across our planet. In lieu of our typical thoughts n feelings, a comment: what was under attack last Friday was hardly just Paris, but our joys of living, and the freedoms we have to celebrate life in a city as we please. Le Carrillon like Spring for Coffee, the Bataclan like the Regent, Stade du France like Staples Center; the places that were targeted are the places that make Downtown LA special too. Nous sommes ici mais nous sommes là.

ari simon phoebe unter by ian gabriel paris 2014
Place des Vosges, 2014 - photo by Ian Gabriel