Nice France July 14, 2016

I can’t stop reading nor thinking about what happened in Nice, 84 people dead, 200 injured and still some unaccounted for.

Bastille Day is the French Fourth of July, and it’s hard not to imagine a tragedy like the one this past Thursday, happening here.

I ask you, when did humanity take such flight?

This man who killed all these people, like a Tyrannosaurus Rex on wheels, careening at top speed, wasn’t even a member of ISIS, or any known terrorist group.  He was just a commoner, for lack of a better term, with inexplicable hatred in his heart.

What do we know about Mohamed Lahavier-Bouhel?

He was 31, divorced, a father of three who still killed ten children during his repulsive rampage, kids mowed down like dolls unable to even attempt to protect themselves.  The one saving grace is knowing, their last hours on earth were spent in joy and jubilation, if that’s even a comfort.

I truly can’t wrap my brain around such violence, a friend said, I should be used to by now, especially after witnessing 9/11.

I don’t ever want to be used to something so foreign to love and human decency while I’m still of this world.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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12 Responses to Nice France July 14, 2016

  1. micklively says:

    I hate to say this but you’d better find a way to become inured. Nice won’t be the last. Indeed, now that terrorists have seen how “effective” and “easy” it is to use a lorry for instant carnage, and that it is virtually impossible to defend or legislate against, you should expect many more. Sorry.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, these senseless killings are truly incomprehensible. There is no way to understand why or how someone can be so filled with hate.

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    • I read what I could about him, but there isn’t much. He kept to himself, had a moody, lonely presence. One paper said, how handsome he was, like that held any weight. I don’t care if he looked like Cary Grant, something profound set him off. So disturbing Skinny, so terribly disturbing.

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  3. There are no words.

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  4. Sometimes we have to accept that we will not get an answer, which is easier said than accepted. I feel a heightened sense of anger and just plain ole fuckery everywhere I go. The worst of people seem to be at an all time high. Hmm … I wonder why.

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    • I know, and it’s getting worse. Now they’re saying he planned it for a year. See, when someone doesn’t care about his own life nor his young son’s who will now grow up not only with no father, but the stigma of what his father has done, it’s a scary ballgame. Imagine, randomly running down all those people like they were rats. Can’t wrap my brain, what’s left of it, around it still.


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