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The London Bombings

08-Jul-2005
Yesterday was one of the few mornings that I didn’t get up, turn on the news and check out what was going on around the world.  Instead I rushed around and then was out the door to a 2 1/2 hour class.  Because of that I was well into my day before I heard about the London bombings. 
 
My heart goes out to all the people in Britain, especially London, who were affected either directly or indirectly by this horrible event and to their friends and family around the world. And, since London is such an international city, citizens of many other countries are sure to have been involved and affected, too.  My thoughts are with them all.
 
There is no way to understand terrorism.  We can work to eradicate it and prepare ourselves as much as possible but there is no way to understand it or to reason with terrorists to make them suddenly docile.  Personally, I will take a little time to be sad about this latest event but then I won’t let terrorism "win".  In fact, it will have the opposite affect.  We need to be amazed and grateful for the wonderful lives we have and continue sharing that exuberance with friends and family.  Cooking, baking, sharing a meal or bottle of wine is one way to make sure we continue to participate in community – they are a major part of the way I do it!  But we all need to find our own way to make that connection and keep it alive.  Don’t let terrorism keep you from life – it’s the only true way to beat it. 
One Comment
  1. Unknown permalink
    08-Jul-2005 11:03 am

    Hear, hear!

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