Such a very sad day! I feel so sorry for all those who are left to grieve, either for loved ones, or for the life they lived before the day this happened, and they were burdened with such traumatic memories. 😦
Absolutely agree, and walking past the above plaque in Tavistock Square this morning, reminded me of how tenuous our grip on life is sometimes. Like tens of thousands of others, my commute into work took me into, and through, central London that morning, and it could have been any of us who ended up on a memorial plaque somewhere, had the dice rolled differently that day. Yet in the aftermath of it all, you can only be humbled by the triumph of the human spirit, that finds one of the victims, Martine Wright, who lost both her legs in the Aldgate bombing that day, being selected to represent Great Britain in the sitting volleyball competition in the London Paralympic Games this summer. Words can’t really express the admiration I feel for such a woman, and she is, of course, by no means alone in demonstrating this triumph of the human spirit in the wake of the ghastly events that unravelled during that July morning in 2005.
How amazing! I didn’t realize that about Martine. Sometimes these horrendous injuries in people seem to give them the resolve to fight back and show life that they will not be beaten.
I was watching an ex-soldier on tv last night who was really inspiartional ~ he had no legs either. He seemed to be attempting to do things now that he probably wouldn’t even have dreamt of before he was injured. Brings a tear of pride.
How lucky you were that day!
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