Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Peace please



I walked down to the river today just for the quiet peace that it offered, I walked with this hysterical mutt who kept us up at midnight with her shenigans as we watched the terrible news unfold in Manchester.



So there has been another terrorist attack, this time in Manchester. Shock hardly describes it for all those parents and grandparents who are having to live through terrible times today, I offer them strength to cope with the waiting for news of loved ones. Praise must of course go to all those people in the emergency services for being there so promptly and coping with a devastating attack on young people, children even.  The ability of the community to pull together, taxi-drivers taking the young home for free, hotel managers taking them into their hotels - humanity has a lot going for it and the people of Manchester taught us an important lesson in this wretched time.
And for that selfish moment when I gave thanks that my teenage grandchildren did not go last night to this concert I trust that their young ones are safely home today, and that the nightmare will eventually fade from their minds.

6 comments:

  1. We all live in fear today wondering where and when the next attack will come from. The good news is that the perpetrators are usually caught/killed, the bad is that they don't care.

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    1. Well it has been a sad day, parents are still looking for missing children, there are 59 injured. Bombing concerts as they did in France, is a nasty way of killing people.

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  2. We have to live our lives each day and not worry about those things over which we have no control. We must not fear but help strangers around us. We must be the first shelter for our fellow man.

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    1. Very true Tabor, we have refused the Syrian refugees asylum, each brick of resentment builds a wall. They are already setting up counselling services for the children that have been traumatised by it all.

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  3. We woke up to this news this morning and what a shock it was. That children and young teens should be deliberately targeted beggars belief. The people of Manchester have shown willing to step up to the mark and help in the most wonderful fashion but a million pities that they ever needed to.

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  4. We all have to live with it and life has to go on - but how this is possible for those who have lost loved ones - or see them in hospital desperately injured I just can't imagine. What a world we live in.

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