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撰稿 陈晓宇
播音 陈晓宇 朱堃皓
 
Antoine Leiris, whose wife –Hélène Muyal, was one of 89 people who died in the Bataclan theatre during a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday – reads a letter he wrote to her killers. The letter was originally penned as a Facebook post and was shared thousands of times on social media. BBC News were able to speak to Leiris in Paris and have him voice the letter aloud.
On Friday night you stole away the life of an exceptional being, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hatred.
I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know - you are dead souls.
If the God for whom you kill blindly made us in his image, each bullet in my wife's body would have been a wound in his heart.
Therefore I will not give you the gift of hating you.
You have obviously sought it, but responding to it with anger would be to give in to the same ignorance that has made you what you are.
You want me to be afraid, to cast a mistrusting eye on my fellow citizens, to sacrifice my freedom for security? You lost. Same player, same game.
I saw her this morning, finally after nights and days of waiting.
She was just as beautiful as she was when she left on Friday evening, as beautiful as when I fell madly in love with her more than 12 years ago.
Of course I am devastated with grief, I will give you that tiny victory, but this will be a short-term grief.
I know that she will join us every day and that we will find each other again in the paradise of free souls which you will never have access to.
We are only two, my son and I, but we are more powerful than all the world's armies.
In any case, I have no more time to waste on you.
I need to go back to Melvil, who is waking up from his afternoon nap.
He is just 17 months old.
He'll eat his snack like every day, and we are going to play like we do every day.
In every day of his life, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom.
Because you don't have his hatred either. -- Antoine Leiris
We Are The World ,We Are The Future
Someone said “we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book, whose pages are infinite”. I don’t know who wrote these words, but I’ve always liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want it to be. We are all in the position of the farmers. If we plant a good seed ,we reap a good harvest. If we plant nothing at all, we harvest nothing at all.
We are young. “How to spend the youth?” It is a meaningful question. To answer it, first I have to ask “what do you understand by the word youth?” Youth is not a time of life, it’s a state of mind. It’s not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips or supple knees. It’s the matter of the will. It’s the freshness of the deep spring of life.
A poet said “To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. Several days ago, I had a chance to listen to a lecture. I learnt a lot there. I’d like to share it with all of you. Let’s show our right palms. We can see three lines that show how our love.career and life is. I have a short line of life. What about yours? I wondered whether we could see our future in this way. Well, let’s make a fist. Where is our future? Where is our love, career, and life? Tell me.Yeah, it is in our hands. It is held in ourselves.
We all want the future to be better than the past. But the future can go better itself. Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened. From the past, we’ve learnt that the life is tough, but we are tougher. We’ve learnt that we can’t choose how we feel, but we can choose what about it. Failure doesn’t mean you don’t have it, it does mean you should do it in a different way. Failure doesn’t mean you should give up, it does mean you must try harder.
As what I said at the beginning, “we are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book, whose pages are infinite”. The past has gone. Nothing we do will change it. But the future is in front of us. Believe that what we give to the world, the world will give to us. And from today on, let’s be the owners of ourselves, and speak out “We are the world, we are the future.”