Fraternité

AnneFranceParis is a city that’s very close to my heart, and I still dream of spending an extended visit there someday, so the recent attacks are preying on my mind quite heavily at the moment… though it’s important to remember that other cities further from home have also suffered significant tragedies in recent weeks/months/years. My grasp of current affairs is shaky at the best of times, so rather than rambling on, I’ll just hide behind a quote from Anne Frank’s diary:

“It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquillity will return once more. In the meantime, I must hold on to my ideals. Perhaps the day will come when I’ll be able to realise them!” 

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About deecrowseer

A comic book writer with an interest in feminism, philosophy, and affirmative action.
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