I woke up this morning to the line “Did you hear what happened in America” my husband had sent me a text and my first instinct was to turn on the television to grasp what he meant. Explosions and death and unexpected innocent victims it just makes me so sad.
The last time I was woken up with the line “Did you hear what happened in America” it was my sister coming home from night shift. I didn’t pay much attention I just got up and got dressed for uni and went to head out the door but realising I was 10 minutes early for my bus I stopped I thought I would find out what she meant. I turned on the television. Explosions and death and unexpected innocent victims it made me so sad. 9/11 was historic and hypnotic I didn’t move for the rest of the day I just watched those planes fly into those buildings over and over and over again.
There is a feeling of connection and also disconnect to what happens in other countries and what is currently happening in the States. The disconnect comes from our good fortune of living in a country that does not know what chaos and death in our streets feels like which leaves me grateful. But it also leaves me fearful because sometimes it really does feel like the world is going crazy.
This post really serves no purpose other than me needing to get words and sadness out of my system. So I hope you light a candle for those lost and pray or send positive and loving thoughts to their families and like me I hope you hug those you love a little tighter tonight because for now we are the lucky ones and for that I am grateful xx.
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