RIP #Charliehebdo cartoonists. In times of great social and political tension cartoonists help us to see the lighter side of every side. On Wednesday in Paris 12 light-creators returned to the light. They are being honoured by tens of thousands of people in the streets across France and Europe who are holding up, and laying down, pens and pencils in tribute, symbolising their right - all our rights - to freedom of speech and creative expression.
What a statement the people have made with their response, along with
the millions of posts on social media. Where we could have seen anger
and fear we are seeing unity and solidarity. Where we could have seen
outbreaks of violence we are seeing witty, brilliant creativity, peace,
strength and connection. It is easy to look at those who attacked and
lose hope in humanity - but the greater truth can be found by looking at
how millions are responding. The heart of humanity is awake. #jesuischarlie