Isobel Bowderey, 22
"Lying in strangers' blood,
thinking my life of 22 years was over,
I thought of everyone I loved,
and said 'I love you' to each one.
"The help I received from strangers,
the words of love I heard the dying exchange,
helped me to see the good in people,
to not let hatred win."
Wild Woman weeps.
Isabel Bowderey, 22, a student from South Africa, played dead for 45 minutes to avoid being killed at the Bataclan. It was, finally, the televised news report about her belief in love triumphing over evil, that finally reached my heart, reminding me that, at such times, the best of human nature always rises in response. Light will continue to banish darkness. We live in hope ~ because to live without it is unthinkable.