Je suis Charlie, a message of hope

I don’t feel like writing anything else after what happened in France last week. It just seems inappropriate after those three days of terror. This was an attack on freedom of speech and on freedom of religion, and nobody can be indifferent to it.

In this article, I just want to share a some signs of hope I’ve seen over the last few days. I’ve been touched by that impulse of solidarity that spread around the world. I was glad to see hope as people said “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie). Three words only to say that we are united in support of freedom and democracy and we stand against terror.

Without further ado, here is a nice interpretation of John Lennon’s Imagine and a small selection of quotes and drawings to show a positive view of human nature:

The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Freedom begins where ignorance ends.- Victor Hugo

Break one, thousand will rise #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie #raiseyourpencil

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