After those terrible attacks there has been an incredible support from all over the world. This has left many people here deeply touched and overwhelmed by such kindness.
I want to tell to the world a big and heartfelt thank you ! It means so much !
And believe me it’s making a big difference too. After such a ruthless attack, the temptation for a country is to become withdrawn on itself with dark and depressing thoughts. But I can see many people all around me who are very moved and feel reinvigorated by this amazing support and so many gestures of friendship and solidarity. One of my friend cracked and teared up when he saw all the Wembley stadium united to sing along the Marseillaise.
it just helps so much to recover, heal and get back to your feet when you feel you are not alone
Another reason for hope, is when you realize that in the middle of such a display of ruthless barbarity there has been so many incredible gestures of heroism and humanity, people sacrificing themselves to shield their loved ones, people risking their lives to save strangers, others suddenly becoming improvised leaders who saved a small group of survivors by thinking quickly. The hospitals where also full of volunteer doctors who worked non-stop and truly accomplished some miracles in this night and during the next few days after and all the hospitals in Paris had to ask people to stop trying to give their blood because there were just too many donors already !
It might sounds a bit silly to say but all this just makes you realize how wonderful most people are when given the chance, even in the darkest moments.
Now of course the country is entering very uncertain and tense times, facing a long and arduous healing process, many harsh questions and doubts that will need to be solved, and a tough fight against this ruthless enemy. But hope is there.
A lot of my thoughts go to the Russian passengers of the Egyptian airliner cowardly downed by a bomb, to the people of Beirut struck as well by ISIS'savagery, and to the resident of the Bamako Hotel in Mali where gunmen took so many people hostage… sadly only the latest of an expanding list..
It's one thing to hear about terrorist attacks in the news in a far away country… You then feel empathy and sadness as a human being but when it happens in your city, not too far from where you live.. it becomes something else entirely, all too real and very hard to bear. It makes me feel very conscious and feel deeply for people living in countries who have been targeted or where it has sadly become a fact of life : /
As for me personally, well just seeing all the dozens of support messages I got from you guys... it makes me wants to hug you all. I know I’m sounding really emotional here but this is how I feel...
You guys are seriously the best ! ^_^