Thursday, July 06, 2006


From The Times:

Grief, fear, hope

Remembering July 7, 2005 — one long year later

“No one ever told me,” C.S. Lewis said, “that grief felt so like fear”. For many people today grief and fear will be the dominant sentiments on the first anniversary of the London bombings. The family and the friends of the 52 innocent people who had their lives snatched from them will remember the spirit and characters of those who died and the futures that could and should have evolved. It is this aspect that is surely the most painful: the goodbyes that were never exchanged, the children left to grow unwatched, the families that would have been extended at a later moment but were not, rendering those left behind more alone, deeper in their despair for what is missing.

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