23 July 2011

A black day

A heart of stone he must have had, he who bombed, shot and killed almost a hundred people, mostly young ones, in and just outside Oslo yesterday. We are all in shock, and today is the strangest day. I think of those who've lost their loved ones. It's heartbreaking. Yet I'm lucky enough to have all mine safe and secure, and kids who know that life must go on, and who remind us all the time by telling joyful news from their world, by smiling to us. It feels unreal.

And I think of what this will do to us and our free and open Norwegian society. I hope the reaction will be one of warmth, one of standing together and caring.

I meant to show you some pictures from our holiday, but it'll have to wait. In the meantime, be kind to those you love and hold them tight. I will.

10 comments:

magi said...

I think we are all horrified by this man's actions, so cold and calculated. I hope he burns in hell. He cannot ascribe to anything that Christ would have taught. Please accept my sympathies, hugs and sorrow for your loss.

Anne said...

Masser af varme tanker og medfølelse herfra, Tora, det er ubeskriveligt grusomt det der er hændt...

Ditte said...

Det er så ufatteligt sørgeligt! Jeg må beundre den måde det norske folk og de norske politikere har taklet en så grum hændelse på. Herfra går mange varme tanker nordover.

MeowGirl said...

thinking of you all. sending warm wishes.

Suzanne Wilsey said...

Thinking of all the people in Oslo, and Norway, as they -- and you -- deal with this shattering event. You are so right about the children....They always provide perspective.

Sarah said...

I am broken-hearted for the mothers and fathers and the young survivors of this atrocity. Holding your whole nation close in my prayers.

Sarah said...

I am sure it will be a reaction of standing together - it is the only light that can come after such darkness. There are no words but I offer kindness.

Riet Bots said...

Being a Scandinavia addict and having just been for some time in Norway in April, my thoughts are even more with you all in Norway ! Great that so many Norwegians show the courage to continue and lead !

ramidonya said...

It is a black day but we can be thankful your family is safe, and my family and friends in Oslo also. And turn that love back out to all those who are suffering so. Love is the only antidote.

I read your blog and love the glimpses of Norway you share, fellow knitter and reader and mom. I have never commented but today seems a good time to say heia.

Tora said...

Magi: I understand your thoughts. I hope this man gets a warm bed in prison and a lot of time to think about what he's done. After all, we're not as cruel as he is.

Anne og Ditte: takk! De varme tankene varmer helt hit.

MeowGirl, Suzanne, Sarah, Sarah, Riet Bots and Ramidonya: Thank you! Your support means a lot.