I didn't want to write about tea today, It doesn't seem important right at this moment. Nothing does, only the victims of the awful terrorist attack in Manchester.
I heard about it when the first news reports were coming in yesterday evening when all that was being said at that time were that there had been some fatalities at Manchester Arena after an explosion had been heard. As the night went on the horror unfolded and eventually we were told that 22 people had lost their lives.
Families who had been enjoying a night out to see Ariana Grande, children and young people doing what they do and having fun, dancing, laughing and getting to see their favourite pop star, their idol. Should have been one of the best nights of their lives but it ended in tragedy.
What kind of person goes to a venue as big as this knowing there are children in there and detonates a bomb because I am really struggling to understand that kind of human being. They're not though are they? Human? To take away innocent lives from people who had only just started living, from people who had plans and so much in life to offer, you would have to be some kind of nasty, cruel individual.
Our nation again came together, it's what we do best. Where there is brutality, terror, murder and violence there is a bigger force of love, friendship, care and faith. Over the past few hours we have learned of the people who opened their doors for people, offered refreshments, medical teams and the emergency services who gave their help, taxi drivers who offered to take people home free of charge, a homeless man who held a dying woman. These are our heroes, the people who, for me make my heart expand in the knowledge that there are good people and there is hope in this world which is so full of loveliness but can be battered with such cruelty too.
So as we increase the terror alert to it's highest level what can we expect?What does the future hold? We have to put our trust in the powers that be to investigate and turf out these dreadful people and bring them to some sort of justice. I'm not sure there is an appropriate justice though, right at this moment I find it hard not to be angry and wish terrible things on those that do this. That's goes against me as I'm generally a peaceful person. I don't quite understand and would love someone to enlighten me as to how the police know of these people but leave them free to commit these crimes. Shouldn't they stop this before it happens or am I expecting the police and terrorist units to have crystal balls now?
One thing for sure is that I don't want to know this cowards name or his background, where he came from. Nothing! That's what he is a coward, someone who hides behind a religion, even his fellow murderers have to wear a cover over their face when accepting responsibility. It's pathetic and murderers are all they are. That's all time you get on my post, I have no time for those who do this only for the victims and the true pride of Britain.
Love has to win through, by us all finding strength to help those in need, teach our children and help them understand that yes, bad things happen in life but it's the love of the people who come together, whatever race, religion or sexual preference that will always shine through.
My heart goes out to all those involved in last nights atrocity, respect goes out to all who helped, there's a lesson in humanity there and my thoughts go to Ariana Grande. When we hold a party we hold onto some responsibility and there is nothing to be sorry about, it could have happened to any artist in any part of the world, on any night of the year, unfortunately it was on her night. I hope she gets some support too.
To the 22 people may they rest in peace, I light my candle for you......
Stay safe and thank you for being here.
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