The term “terrorism” comes from French terrorisme, from Latin: ‘terror’, “great fear”, “dread”, related to the Latin verb terrere, “to frighten”.
Illustration by Jean Jullien
I am terrified of the world view our nations will continue to have toward those that don’t look similar, that worship in a different way, that dress or speak differently.
I am terrified that people will live in fear. Retreat into their comforts and stop experiencing wonder.
I fear that narrow minds will feel validated.
I dread living in a world so divided as ours yet so capable of unity and peace.
And yet, I will still wander.