The strength you need (if it's not too late)
Angela Merkel knows better than anyone else the reality of the East, she has always been in dialogue with Putin and has the necessary authority to represent Europe, which today is struggling to find a face, in an extreme attempt at mediation. If there is still time to stop the war. But perhaps there is time to contain the damage.
War is the absolute absurd, and it is proving it again, plunging us into aphasia. Words seem to lose their meaning when brutality is deployed as in these hours. Among the most sensible ones, clinging to reality, are those of a Ukrainian woman to a young Russian soldier: 'Take these sunflower seeds, put them in your pocket. When you die, flowers will grow. It resembles what Etty Hillesum left us saying: 'To flower and bear fruit in whatever soil one is planted - not [...]