Europe is the place where my grandparents were born, but had to escape. It’s also the place to which I moved and had the privilege to live in four different countries. The fascinating kaleidoscope of cultures, languages, landscapes and ideas that is Europe never ceases to amaze me. But I can also see how this unique fabric now threatens to tear itself apart. Despite all I’ve heard and learned about Europe’s various dark eras, I could never imagine I would find myself in the midst of one. But I also know that Europeans can shine, chart themselves a new, better course. When they come together.