July 07, 2005

What a Terrible Tragedy

On September 11th, I was just waking up when Kevin came into the room. He'd been online and wondered why his stock ticker wasn't working, so he'd gone to cnn.com and saw their coverage of the attacks on a primitive page I could have hand-coded. As I said, Kevin came into the room and said, "They've bombed New York" and turned on the TV where we watched the horrifying coverage. It was an experience I hoped to never repeat.

And then, this morning, it happened again. Same scenario, I was about to take a shower and Kevin was poking around on the internet (we no longer watch TV) and saw the news. He came back into our room with tears in his eyes and said, "They've bombed London--a double-decker bus. Just like Madrid." We were both in shocked. I dreaded the next question but I had to ask, "How many people were killed?" When Kevin said about 30, I sighed with a bit of relief. So far it looks like "only" 37 people were killed--not on the scale of 9/11 and Madrid, but I'm sure to the families of those 37 people it makes no difference.

My prayers go out to all Londoners at this horrible moment. And I don't want to wake up to this kind of news anymore.

Posted by Shelby at July 7, 2005 11:46 AM

My thoughts go out to the people of The United Kingdom and throughout the world as I'm sure a few of the dead were tourists.

This is unforgivable and cowardly act of violence! We should not give in to these lunatics!

Posted by: Katrina at July 7, 2005 09:41 PM

The London tragedy is incredibly sad - but so is the fact that 30 more citizens of Iraq were killed in suicide bombs today. Yet the news coverage of that isn't even close to what the London coverage is. Have we become so immune to what is really happening in Iraq? I find that to be as much of a tragedy as any of the other events that took place this week.

Posted by: Mary at July 10, 2005 11:50 AM
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