Charlie Hebdo two months later

Getting up early and reading the BBC methodically with a hot coffee in my hand has become part of my morning ritual, whether I work during the day or not. A sort of latter-day newspaper. Today I found this gem– one of the cartoonists killed in the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Georges Wolinski, chronicled his life in years of affectionate post-it-notes to his wife, which two months later are still flitting around their house.

Story here 

It gives me an excuse to post this photo, which I took on the day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. At the university library, they had put all the works of the cartoonists who were killed on display. One anthology of Wolinski’s work had a drawing of a candle in the ruins of the World Trade Center with the caption, “Tomorrow, it will be daylight.”

On another day of national and international mourning– for themselves, this time– it seemed like the cartoonists were speaking to us from the past, to tell us that on January 8, just as on September 12, there would be daylight.


About msmarguerite

Young Quebec City-based freelance journalist. once and future nomad. I blog about life, about travel, about things I notice and every so often about work. I enjoy language learning, singing, swing dancing, skating and...other stuff, sometimes. My heart is somewhere in East Africa, Haiti or Eastern Europe. English, français, русский, malo slovensko, un poco de espanol, um pouco de português ndiga ikirundi, mwen ap aprann kreyòl...
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