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life after the Paris attacks
Photo: © leszekglasner/123RF

Could it happen again?

Breathe in the scent of your child.

On my rue?

Hug your teen tight.

At my café terrace?

Share a laugh with your neighbor.

During my favorite band’s show?

Exchange a word with the Parisian beside you on the metro.

At the next big match?

Kiss your partner under a streetlamp.

Just possibilities

That cannot hold a candle to what you hold in your hands today.

Breathe in the scent of your child.
Hug your teen tight.
Share a laugh with your neighbor.
Exchange a word with the Parisian beside you on the metro.
Kiss your partner under a streetlamp.
Today.

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Jane Mobille
An accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Jane Mobille studied coaching and leadership at The Coaches Training Institute and Paris Playground. She is Executive Coach at Kedge Business School and runs her own coaching practice. Jane believes coaching teens and young adults may be her most fulfilling work -- helping them to build confidence, make intentional choices, and live a life of curiosity. Her teen workshops include Writing from your ♥ at the American Library in Paris; and Writing your Personal Statement. Jane has always navigated between business and the arts; holding a Master in International Management and degrees in Business and Piano Performance. She is Editor of AAWE News, and for many years has worked with young people as a musician. Born in Washington, DC, she lives just outside of Paris with her French husband and three children. Contact Jane at janemobilleteencoach@gmail.com

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi from you old History teacher! So great to see Amy as I was walking in the neighborhood (I live with my daughter only a few blocks from Amy.)…was good friends with her mother at Wellesley and then again when we all lived in Washington….an old connection!e Amy tells me you are still full of beans plus talent, and I have read a little of your writing below…keep it up…I will read any amount…good thoughts well expressed!…I turned out to be a writer as well…though my “works” are historical…which will not surprise you…got a contract with Ballantine (Random House) and did a lot of “promotion”….you know me…talk, talk, talk!…I think of you with such fondness and am grateful to you and my NCS students who always taught me so much and enriched my life no end. Hugs from me to you and yours…and keep writing…I am right here on my iPad and will not grade or critique as in the olden days! love, Annef

    • Dear Anne:
      Very touched by your note. You are one of the very best teachers I ever had – I loved your lectures and learned loads, plus you got me to finally understand what a split infinitive is!
      Sincerely,
      x Jane

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