Still in disbelief with the Manchester Arena bombing, and what's happening today, whether it is connected or unrelated. It doesn't feel quite real and I can't quite get my head around it. Fortunately, the people I know and care about either made an unknowing decision to not be around the Arena at that point in time or the ones who witnessed the terrible incident; they were unharmed and safe but, understandably, very shaken up.
RIP to all those who died by the hand of some evil, mindless person who thought that this was an answer to something. They didn't deserve this.
There's no need to be pointing fingers at who did it just yet, it's all about sticking together and helping those in need. That's what we need right now and that's what Manchester is about!
There IS faith in humanity; in the kind supportive words, in the exceptional efforts and service from all our amazing emergency services, in the offers of hotels/rooms/sofa beds for sanctuary and free taxis back home to victims of these attacks. I'm so proud to call this place home, the compassion and selflessness is humbling... It's a little hard to see right now as everyone focuses on the anger and upset... but we need to stay strong.
Manchester has that fighting Northern spirit, and with the diversity it celebrates, we shouldn't be tearing individuals down because of whatever they believe, that's what they (whoever 'they' are) want. Don't let them. Stay together. Stay Strong Manchester.
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