Mijn elfde blog, maar ik heb geen taal voor wat er gebeurt. Ik schrijf deze week geen woorden.
Laat anderen spreken: een brief, twee quotes en een filmpje.

Antoine Leris, verloor zijn vrouw bij de aanslag en schreef een open brief aan de dader:

“On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you won’t have my hatred.
I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know – you are dead souls. If this God for which you kill indiscriminately made us in his own image, every bullet in the body of my wife will have been a wound in his heart.
So no, I don’t give you the gift of hating you. You are asking for it but responding to hatred with anger would be giving in to the same ignorance that made you what you are.
You want me to be afraid, to view my fellow countrymen with mistrust, to sacrifice my freedom for security. You have lost.
I saw her this morning. Finally, after many nights and days of waiting. She was just as beautiful as when she left on Friday night, just as beautiful as when I fell hopelessly in love over 12 years ago.
Of course I’m devastated with grief, I admit this small victory, but it will be short-lived. I know she will accompany us every day and that we will find ourselves in this paradise of free souls to which you’ll never have access.
We are two, my son and I, but we are stronger than all the armies of the world.
I don’t have any more time to devote to you, I have to join Melvil who is waking up from his nap. He is barely 17-months-old. He will eat his meals as usual, and then we are going to play as usual, and for his whole life this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free. Because no, you will not have his hatred either.”

Victor E. Frankl overleefde de holocaust en schreef:

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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Today I choose life.
Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…
To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices –
today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

Kevyn Aucoin, fotograaf, schrijver


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de brief:

Viktor E Frankl https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl
Viktor Emil Frankl was een Oostenrijks neuroloog en psychiater en werd bekend als overlever van de holocaust.  Zijn boek De zin van het bestaan schetst zijn ervaringen als gevangene in een concentratiekamp en beschrijft zijn psychotherapeutische methode voor het vinden van bedoeling van het leven in alle levensomstandigheden en daarmee een reden om verder te leven.