We Move On

22/05/2017 is yet another date that will forever be known as a dark day. The cowardly act against the innocent and in some cases, the very young. Attending an Ariana Grande concert, the night should have ended on a high with memories that would have them talking about it afterwards for weeks to come. Instead, they went home in shock, scared by the scenes they had to witness at this fateful event. Some never made it home.

Ariana Grande Merchandise

I broke down the other night in bed out of fear, out of sadness for those who’ve lost their lives. I feel so much sadness for the victim’s families and friends who’ve been affected. I’m angry that these beautiful people will not be able to continue living their lives because others have decided it’s in their power to take it away.

But we’ve come to unite as both a community, a city, a country, and in fact the world, against the common enemy that is terrorism. But when does it stop? Will it ever stop? 

I think we are quite quick to move on with our lives after these attacks and it almost feels quite cold to do so but if we didn’t, we’d be letting them win. I had an incredible pang of guilt when my pre-scheduled blog posts went out. I had forgotten all about them but at the same time, ceasing something you feel so passionate about is just giving them the satisfaction of knowing they affected us in some way.

The photo I picked for this blog I feel is relevant and speaks volumes. From the comforting hand around the shoulder to the artist and her fans who should have left full of excitement and happiness. I think it’s also only right that we celebrate the lives of those lost. For the families, friends and those who knew them, love is love and love always wins in the end.

Megan Hurley, 15

Elaine McIver, 43

Courtney Boyle, 19

Philip Tron, 32

Wendy Fawell, 50

Eilidh MacLeod, 14

Chloe Rutherford, 17

Liam Curry, 19

Sorrell Leczkowski, 14

Michelle Kiss, 45

Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 51

Nell Jones, 14

Martyn Hett, 29

Angelika Klis, 40

Marcin Klis, 42

Olivia Campbell, 15

Alison Howe, 44

Lisa Lees, 43

Kelly Brewster, 32

Saffie Rose Roussos, 8

Georgina Callander, 18

John Atkinson, 26

And I’d actually scheduled this up last week for tonight, not even contemplating that there might have been another attack but alas, London fell victim to another act of terrorism on the innocent. Seven people have already lost their lives with many more seriously injured. It just breaks my heart that we have lived and continue to live through so much violence. 

If you knew someone who passed away in the attacks or even if you are feeling saddened by the events, don’t hesitate to talk to someone. Whether it’s a friend, family member or the Citizens Advice line, talking about it helps us all in some way, shape or form.

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