The news is full of stories of courage in adversity, people helping the stranger next to them, walking into hospitals and offering their help, giving blood, cabbies filling their cars with stranded travellers and taking them home. And the general feeling seems to be; 'We will not be intimidated' people are going back to work and getting on with their lives.
I'm not a patriotic person really but it has made me proud to be British.indigo_blind
and I were talking about this last night. London is a city that survived the Blitz and then the IRA bombing campaign of the early 80's. We're British; we're determined, tea drinking, resourceful and slightly mad. Our cultural heritage is full of people like my great grandmother who stood in the back garden waving her fist and the German planes as they flew overhead shouting "You come down here you buggers, I'll give you what for!"
What has been proved to me is not how the world is frightened and divided by terrorism, but how unified we are and how much empathy and compassion is shared between different countries and cultures.
I suppose what we need to try and do now is convince our countries leaders about our global community.This is brilliant
I've just watched Top of the Pops. Oh dear. The Backstreet Boys on it and they really weren't very good (does anyone else look at their comeback and think 'Face the Music'?), neither was anyone else.
Never mind terrorism, I think crap chart music is the real threat to civilised society. :PThought of the day.
Life is too short to worry about getting grass stains on your jeans.