This will not be a massive blog today. I am currently writing this at uni during one of my lectures but I had to get a blog out before the week is done. I will not have a lot of time to write this weekend due to family gatherings and of course, Mother’s Day on Sunday.
So this isn't going to be a standard blog, I will be talking about some sensitive subject matter so I apologise in advance if I upset anyone. Trigger warning for the events that took place on Wednesday in London.
I want to talk about the terror attack in London that happened on Wednesday.
When I switched channels, the very last thing I expected to see was there had been a terror attack on Westminster. The very heart of politics and democracy in the United Kingdom. I want to say, most sincerely from the bottom of my heart, that my thoughts and prayers are with all those who were caught up in the attack. No one deserved to die, no one deserved to be injured that day. People were just going about their daily life, thinking about what they were going to have for tea as they finished work or went to go and pick their kids up from school. No one expected this to happen. To all those affected by the terror attack, I want you to know that you are not alone. There are thousands upon thousands standing beside you. We stand as one, we are not afraid of terrorists, no matter what they throw at us.
I have been to London on many occasions. I have been over that bridge. Every single time I have visited, I felt safe. And even now, I will still return to London, should the opportunity arise. I will carry on with my life, because if we don't, then they have won. They want to disrupt our lives, bring chaos and destruction to your cities. They want people to be scared. Well I say no. I am not scared. Too many innocent lives have been claimed these last few years and that is not alright. Those people had a right to live, they had so many years ahead of them and it was all cut short. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
O know that a lot of people are going to be talking about this and I am determined to treat those affected with the dignity and compassion they deserve. Even though I live in the heart of the East Midlands, it is not a million miles away from London. As scary as it sounds, anywhere can be targeted. Look at Paris, look at Turkey. The people who died there didn't deserve their fate. That's why it is important to remember, not to forget. But we have to carry on with our lives. Make sure those people did not die in vain. Carry on their memory and live their life for them.
It is a very difficult subject to talk about, I know that. But it needs to be discussed. People need to be informed about the treats our country faces on a daily basis. We are all as safe as we want to be, but that doesn't mean change your routine. Things can be put in place, tell people where you are going and how long you might be. Keep those around you informed of your whereabouts to put their minds at rest. Don't take unnecessary risks. Look after yourself and those around you. Comfort those who are shaken up over what has happened. Listen to their worries and try to help them.
I do get worried about going out and about, it’s only natural after what has happened. But I will continue going out and working Yashka. I feel so much safer when I’m with her. I know that she will look after me. I understand people will still be worried and they have every right to be. But you shouldn't stop living your life.
I'll leave you with these quotes,
"We know a little about a lot of things. Just enough to make us dangerous." -Dean Winchester.
"Earth can be a hard place, but these humans, they can get better. They’re just doing the best they can." –Cas
“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it." -Unknown
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -Unknown
Again, I am sorry for how short this is, I'll make it up to you all. I will be writing one stream of consciousness per day then posting them on a Sunday.
Until the next time.