Daphne is never coming back.

But we are left here. This country and this democracy is what we are left with.

Living among us are people who think they can get away with murdering a journalist. They think so because of the things Daphne Caruana Galizia explained to us so clearly: the police will not prosecute inconvenient crimes, politicians will be soft on each other’s crimes, our institutions do not protect us and do not give us justice.

All of these people running our institutions that pretend to work for us are publicly and solemnly speaking unanimously today about the great loss of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

But if she is silenced, the only voice that counts now is that of the people whom she served and for whom she gave up her time, her energy and now her life.

If only to thank her husband and her children for their sacrifice go to the Torri in Sliema this evening. And since her blog is eerily frozen in a moment a few hours ago when she was still with us, write in the comments space below your appreciation for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s work.

As she did for 35 years, stand up to be counted.