The world is not the same … things have changed.
May’s comment: When the places that we go to are attacked, it is an attack on our freedom.When once upon a time we never think twice to go exploring all over London, I must admit that now I do hesitate before I go to crowded touristy places. I am more cautious when I walk along busy streets. I am more aware.
We must not let them win, we say. But quietly, our minds have taken over. We think a little harder. We hesitate. And the city cries quietly in it’s own stoic way for the sadness of lives taken so unexpectedly and lives that have been changed forever in such senseless attacks in the name of false beliefs.
People come from all over the world to this city that has so much to offer. This is where I feel at home. I love the diversity, I love what it has given me and will continue to give me. My heart is broken for London but it too will mend. And we must forge forward.
Just as we pained for Manchester, we must again remember –
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.