The news from Manchester is devastating… The unbearable thought that so many loved ones will never return home. That so many will have to go through such agonising grief and trauma.
Like so many, I cried for them all…
And we hear how the community pulled together and how taxi drivers ferried people home free of charge and my heart aches in a different way.
This awful act was perpetrated by sick fanatics. People who seek to destroy in order to create hate, fear and pain.
In this sense I’ve decided to honour all those who have lost so much, by not being scared. I’m going to continue to live my life as before. So if I want to go to a concert, I will and not even think about it.
And I’m not going to hate or retaliate. Neither blame – I know that the perpetrators of this vile act do not represent the majority of Moslems.
I send my condolences to those who have lost. And finally my thanks goes to those who have supported them.
I just didn’t now how to finish this post until I watched the coverage on the news tonight. At the vigil held in Albert Square in Manchester was a banner that read:
“Love for All, Hate for None.”
I can’t add anything to that.
~ Sandra Peachey
Blogger & Believer