In the morning, I found about and learned about the Manchester bombing. 22 people dead and over 50 injured. Most of the victims were young teenagers who just had a good time in a concert in Manchester.
I felt really numb, followed by a wave of anger and sadness for the people involved. The victims, families, friends, doctors, nurses, servicemen. So many people affected by this event, from the biggest tragedy to the smallest of effect.
I couldn’t help but think about what is the most appropriate response to an event like this.
Was it to be angry and upset? Allow the emotions in and let it cause chaos until it resolves?
Was it to be sad and sorry? To share the negative energy around and perhaps heal as a community?
Was it to feel nothing? To ignore and shrug it off by saying things like ‘shit happens’? Pretending like everything is still the same.
Should I be afraid?
Am I going to do nothing about this event? But what can I do? What should I do?
I kept coming back to the same thought.
“Do your Job”. “Lift those around you with spirit and soul”.
I couldn’t today. I was only at 75% of my usual performance today. I was even worse to my dearest. Stressed out and tired.
Tomorrow onwards, I will heal. Along with the rest of the country and of the world.
Tomorrow onwards, I will continue to fight my battles.
Tomorrow, we will all keep moving forward, supporting each other.
RIP. Victims of Manchester Bombing 2017.