Earlier this year, nearly 2 million people gathered together in Paris to honor the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and the days that followed saw a global outpouring of support. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio flew to Paris to represent not only the other City of Light, but millions of Americans. An international community -- united in grief, strong in spirit, stood in solidarity with France, sending a message: a global village was there for Paris.
The Huichol say, "No one stands alone." In tragedy or in triumph, day-to-day or during an isolated, rare event, the presence of community bolsters us. It's a credo we can all live by: In our community, we find our strength.