Je Suis Charlie

The events of the past few days in Paris are unfathomable. Attacks on freedom of expression in a nation whose principles are Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Incomprehensible deaths of innocent people. It is difficult to accept and impossible to understand. Having experienced 9/11 in New York, and now this in Paris.

IMG_5618To support my adopted home, and the very notion of freedom, my Italian and I joined friends in today’s Unity March, with over 2.2 million people from around the world.

IMG_5638It was a day of unity, with over 40 world leaders heading the march, linked arm in arm. The energy felt in Paris was undeniable and contagious. United we marched. Je suis Charlie!

IMG_5669Following the march we walked by the location of the shootings for a moment of silence.

IMG_5687My heart goes out to all the victims. May we pray for peace.

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3 Comments

  1. Sending you lots of love. Stay safe XO

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  2. Betty Carlson January 12, 2015

    I think all of the marches were amazing, but I hope a lot of further reflection and action will take place in the coming weeks and months. If only some good could come out of all of this…

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  3. susan // fleurishing January 14, 2015

    feeling such love + solidarité. xoxo

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