Went to the beach where the attack took place for the first time since it happened. Saturday sunset felt like a ghost town out there. Tomorrow there will be a remembrance at the memorial which should be good. I stopped in at the Etoile du Sud to say hi to my friends there. They were very happy to see me. I told my friend at the front desk that, "Les Americains sont avec les Ivoriens" and he was so happy to hear that. I looked at the waves crashing with no one there and felt a real sense of loss at that moment. But, I came away feeling better than I have since the attacks took place. I felt strong and confident. I went into town just to go and to take a cab ride and to support Bassam. People are out of work and need help. I stopped by Veronique's house and the kids were so happy to see me. Anna cried when I left, but I had to go. Going to pizza tonight with my friends. To the beach tomorrow, just like it should be.
John Doces. Je vous écris de la Côte-d'Ivoire en Afrique.