“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”
–Thomas Paine, The Crisis, No. 1, 1776
Well… I had the quote way before I got this incredible picture…. Anyway, there is a connection: a mind that shrinks, a man who smiles in trouble… and an order of “mandatory kill” to the news agencies to delete this picture taken today in a school in France.
Anyway… I don’t understand why to censor this photo and deprive the world from a healthy laugh. This face is the only funny thing about Hollande after all.