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.
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.