Liberte. Egalite. Fraternite.
What makes France France is pretty obvious: it’s the three words above, and the combination of them that stands for not just something, but everything.
So what should they do? How should they cope with last Friday – how do they move on without forgetting? How do they progress while also preserving?
Of course, this is also obvious. Just continue being France. Just continue being Paris.
You know how you stay alive? It’s not by not dying.
It’s simple, obvious: You keep living.
We raised our glasses high to Friday night’s victims, the “vile perverts” like us, who enjoyed rock concerts and drinking at cafés. We raised our glasses high to life, to laughter, to friends, and to the fact that Paris will always be a party, despite the pain and the tears. And we will continue to raise our glasses high and to drink them with joy, because we cannot lose face in front of these criminals.