Running out of time.

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My boy asked my why the wall was lit up like the French flag. So I tried to explain to him, as simply as possible, that some very bad people did some very bad things in France yesterday, and that a lot of people in France are very sad today. I explained that we put up their flag to show that we are thinking of them, and that we are sad too. 

How do you explain evil to a child? How do you explain heartbreak?

I would like to keep them in their bubble for as long as possible, protected from the knowledge that there is evil in the world. But I know I am running out of time.