The night before, the tower in downtown Syracuse was lighted up all blue, the choice this month to signal the fight against diabetes.
Saturday night crowds walking out of two adjacent buildings looked up at a different tribute.
Some 6,000 people from the Syracuse Crunch hockey game and another 2,000 from the concert hall were greeted by the blue and red. To remember Paris. To let them know, in some small manner. We are them, and they are us.
How could people do this to other people? Again? Still?
More terrorism. In the name of what? God? Change? Retribution? Might? Warning?
At the nub, it’s beyond my comprehension. It’s not beyond our compassion.