#noban

01.30.2017

Excuse me while I interrupt our regular program. Today, it doesn’t feel right to share pretty pictures and pretend everything is ok.

I feel empty, at loss of creativity and words about what’s going on right now in the world, in the streets and at airports. I know you guys don’t come on this blog to talk about politics, but I can not be silent, so I will share this quote and share with you different blogs and website links in case you want to be active and have your voice heard. Now is the time to speak up. Now more than ever. The world is watching, our children are watching.

#noban | French By Design

More important reads here :

  • Not a read, but a song to help you get through these rough times. #onelove.

 

If you have other links and reads that you think might help your fellow readers and myself to get involved, feel free to share them in the comment section on this post. Sending love and light your way, always. Xo, Si-

 

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12 comments

  • Clara B

    La tristesse m’a envahie… Je n’ai pas beaucoup dormi… je suis sans mot devant ce qui s’est passé hier soir dans notre ville de Québec… soyons bienveillant et refusons la peur devant tant de violence et d’intolérance.

  • Taste of France

    I know that a lot of Americans feel left behind, but they are blaming the wrong people. This article was an interesting look at populism and the way it seeks villains: https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2017/01/20/culturejam/

  • Mindy

    Beauty has a place in our world but it begins in our souls. Merci, from a long-time and equally heartbroken reader.

  • Emilee

    Thank you for acknowledging and addressing the current situation in the US. We need more people to speak up.

  • Lee

    Just maybe you feel empty because you’ve made “government” your god? Expecting that Washington is supposed to right all the wrongs in the world… waking up every day and seeing the glass as half empty is a choice people make. If you grovel at the government trough, you’ll live a miserable life. We live in a great country with much to be thankful for. READ what’s really happening and stop getting sucked-in by the headlines– xoxo

    • French By Design

      I don’t know if I should feel offended or laugh out loud at this comment. No, the basis of any government – that is not a dictature – is to act as a representative of its people and established laws. Basic American values (and human rights) are at stake here, and it’s not about looking at a half empty glass, it’s about watching the glass shatter in front of our very eyes.
      As far as reading, I think we’re pretty much covered with some fantastic American journalists [I’m thinking about Dan Rather for example], as well as the international press [Le Monde, Courrier International, The Guardian, to name a few, have great coverage about what’s going on in the US and I highly recommend these reads]. XoXo, @Lee.

  • Kristi

    I feel the same way.

  • Noemi

    I didn’t know Giuseppe Mazzini said these beautiful words. Unfortunately, it seems they’re not so true, now. Every day I hear sad/crazy/upset news from US, so I understand how you feel.