Take a sad song and make it better…
Today I am struggling to find my words so this post may seem a bit odd to you because it feels a bit odd to me.
I originally wrote this post a few days ago, planning for it to go live today but it feels a little ridiculous now. Insulting in a way, writing my goals for June. The word pointless even comes to mind.
The original post opened with how I was so happy to finally be hitting the summer months, and how I welcomed June.
Now June I just want you to go away. I feel so shaken to my core over what has happened in London Bridge, Borough, and Vauxhall last night. It hit so close to home, and what scares me the most is that it could have been me. For those of you who don’t know, I work right by London Bridge. I also work the night shift finishing work at 10 pm. Which means with the walk from the office to London Bridge it would have put me exactly in that position had this happened 24 hours earlier. I’m aware this will sound ridiculous to some but to me it’s terrifying.
My heart, soul, and tears go out to the families who have been hurt by the attacks in London. Your pain and suffering is something everybody in London carries with you today. My thought goes out to all the people, children who where is the area and felt scared for their lives. I can never in a million years imagine what you went through. How your heart raced and your mind swirled or how hard your feet hit the pavement as you ran for your life. That fear is something you will never forget. How I wish you could. I can give you everything I have of support, compassion and sympathy. I will help carry your pain if you ask me to but do not ask me to pray London.
Because it’s not about praying for London. We can’t undo what has been done but we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We need to stand strong and show we will not be terrorized. We will not be bullied into fearing life. Standing together, not just for London but for everywhere. For Manchester, Paris, Stockholm, Syria, Libya, Afganistan, Belgium. For all those places who didn’t get media coverage stand strong with them.
Don’t give these terrorists the time of day, don’t say their names. Not even as a whisper. Please, media dont even release their names! Let them disappear into nothing while you live your life to the fullest, going about your everyday tasks while you remember those who can’t anymore. Fight back.