I often wonder how you should be able to continue to live your life contentedly, as if nothing earth shattering was happening in front of your door every minute. How am I able to smile, when all really I want to do is show compassion and digest everything what has happened in the safety of my own home.
Is it reasonable to laugh out loud, to enjoy breakfast, to relish a sunny day with everything that has happened the past days? I think so. Now more than ever. After all, they should not win by taking things that are most important in our lifes: The joy, that we’re alive and are able to enrich the time and lives of others. With our hearts, visually and lyrically we need to show them how beautiful life is and how important it is to stand together, rather than against each other.
Obviously sometimes, time has to stand still and we need to fathom what has happened and what we’re actually doing here. But we must never unsell ourselves on enjoying life with all its wonderful moments and never just look at it from afar without participating fully. We should set an example for everyone, face hatred and anger with happiness and should not let them heist everything we’ve accomplished so far. Paris, and all it’s magic and beauty, will rise again. Perhaps differently, perhaps more intense, perhaps more beautiful and this should be our goal.
I carry a piece of sadness in my heart, but the greater part of me wants life to consist of more than just one story. Our life is too good and too important to just hand it over to terrorists. We should not let them win. ♥