No sewing post today.
I lived through the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and ’80s but many did not; 3600, their families and friends are still grieving. Over 40,000 were injured – physically and/or psychologically and still the resonance of the violence permeates our society today. But thankfully we are out on the other side; mending wounds, patching rifts and realising that all we really want is peace: to live our lives, raise children and look forward to the future.
I cannot comment on official methods to defeat terrorism but by far the best way is for ordinary people to show that “This will not stop my way of life.”
Go to the restaurants and theatres: go shopping; go for walks around the city – clearly demonstrate that these guns and bombs will not infringe upon nor stop my way of life.
Vive la France!