I didn’t blog last night. It was a very conscious decision. What could I possibly have said that wouldn’t trivialise the horrific scenes witnessed in Paris on Friday night? Whatever I wrote about would have been simply a side-show, incomparable in importance, to the effect those attacks had on people lives. To not write is to show your respect that whatever I had experienced that day would be but trivial to those in Paris.
As I write this 132 humans have lost their lives. 132 is simply a number that doesn’t encapsulate the true suffering of the thousands of friends, family and loved ones this leaves in the depths of suffering and grief. To remember those who have died in these attacks is to remember the lives of those who had dreams, lovers and a life to live.
We are all humans. We live together, grow together and inevitable suffer and die together. There are maybe few out there who place their own agenda above that of the whole society but in truth we all united by the common understanding of good. Nowhere can this be more significant at this time than in Paris where the people of the Le Tricolor, a flag that symbolises liberty, equality and brotherhood, where at a time in need they come together to grieve, support and stand defiant. Paris and France do not stand alone though. Signs of unity, solidarity and support for those Parisians has come from across the globe with countires lighting up their national monuments in the ‘Tricolor’ flag. After all Je Suis Paris. Je Suis Humaine.
‘An eye for an eye will only leave the whole world blind’ – Mahatma Ghandi
There is really nothing more for me to say. No words can communicate the events of the past 48 hours.
Je Suis Paris.
Je Suis Humaine.