Alan Johnston, the BBC man whose picture has appeared here for several weeks, has just been freed after 16 weeks of capitivity in the hands of Islamist fanatics in Gaza.
I am delighted at his release and will soon remove the photograph.
But as I have said at my other sites, Salut! and Salut! Sunderland, I will keep it for most of today, mostly as a mark of respect for all those around the world who are victims of the singularly inhuman act of taking a person hostage and using his or her life, safety or freedom as a negotiating counter.
And I aim that thought at kidnappers of any religion or none, and their victims, ranging from Ingrid Betancourt in Colombia to thousands of less publicised prisoners around the world.