I took this on November 14th of this year, the day after the Paris terrorist attacks. At the time I was visiting the Redwood National Forest for the first time and got this shot on the last day before we left for home. This is the Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA. I was struck how I felt when I saw the lighthouse for the first time, for some reason it made me feel safe. I thought to myself that we have been using this simple method of protection for many centuries. Then I thought of the victims in Paris and the difficulty we face to this day protecting ourselves from each other.