I am starting to really appreciate the graffiti found everywhere in Marseille. Perhaps it is less the defacing of a lovely old building, than a way of keeping an old neighborhood alive and current, a modern expression of art and sentiment. This afternoon's stroll through the quiet winter streets of the Panier (the oldest part of Marseille) revealed opinions perhaps spoken behind the closed shutters this time of the year, by families at the dinner table, by hooligans on the street, kids after school, or as official statements posted from City Hall, that might otherwise be only verbal and private conversations...not sentiments to be shared publicly.
"People who are humane and of good will are Charlie"
Muslim or not - all French