Thursday, July 07, 2005

Once Again, The World Weeps

My blog topic for today got completely wiped out by the current events happening in London. In case you haven't seen the news - and I didn't see this news until noon today, so it's plausible - terrorists have once again unleashed their evil on innocent people by setting off several bombs placed in various London mass transit systems. As of this point, 37 are reported dead with over 700 wounded.

I can't begin to express the sadness I feel, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of London as they sort through this nightmare. Not even a full day after their city rejoiced over having received the honor of hosting the 2012 Olympic events, this tragedy now takes center stage. What should be a time of celebration has instead become a time of mourning.

I truly don't believe that any writer alive can construct a villain or group of villains as viscously evil as the ones who exist in this world that would do such a thing. They are cowards of the lowest order who deserve neither compassion nor forgiveness, regardless of whatever cause they believe warrants their actions. Nothing warrants such needless death. My only consolation is that there is a special place in hell for these people, and it's there that they'll all spend eternity. I have to believe that what comes around goes around, otherwise things like this would cause me to crawl into my house and lock my doors forever.

If such an event results in anything positive, it's to remind us all that time is short and that we need to tell those closest to us that we love them. Things we put off until tomorrow shouldn't be made to wait. Those trivial concerns and problems we have pale in light of the bigger picture, and we need to remember how lucky we are to have another day.

2 comments:

Em said...

I am a Londoner and it's been a shocking day. Hasn't quite sunk in...

countrygrrl said...

can't beleive it either. here i am in edinburgh and folk were getting twitchy about a group running up and down Princess Street and throwing a few benches. this is too much..what do these morons think they will achieve..certainly not world peace or even credibility. my blog topic went out the window tonight too. ...