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July 22

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rest day - or rather, a day of quiet thoughts and remembrance. It's a year since the terrorist attacked our peaceful city and the beautiful island filled with happy young people on a summer camp.

The weather today has been like last year, pouring with rain, the sky is crying.

I've not been to the city but watched the ceremonies and the big memorial concert from home, thinking of those daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers who never came home. I've thought about my own father too, inevitably.

I'm moved and grateful for the music, poems, compassion, love and memories - a big part of today.

A young girl moved me so much when she sang on the island, only a short distance from where she watched her boyfriend get killed a year ago. I'll never forget it.

I'll never forget the special finale of the concert tonight, the city hall bells chiming a solo with the symphony orchestra. Magical.

Or the Boss making his appearance with Little Steven, singing "We shall overcome!".

Indeed we shall.
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    I too am surprised that a year has passed already. I think the remembrance is so important, though....as hard as it is. I think it's important for us to keep that commitment not to forget. And in order not to forget, we must remember.

    3288 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this very intimate moment of remembrance.
    3288 days ago
    Wow, a year. Thank you for this.
    3289 days ago
    My God, has it really been a year already?


    What a beautiful post, Marit.

    3289 days ago
    Marit, my thoughts are with you. Wishing you peace and comfort. Hugs.
    3289 days ago
    Ah. Marit. My heart goes out to you and to all of those who have been touched by violence or who have lost a loved one this year. Grieving is hard work. But it too is part of fitness. It can't be cut short without consequences to our health. I think you are fortunate indeed to be able to be moved by music. Music, art, nature connect us to something that is truly comforting. Sending loving kindness to you.
    3289 days ago
    My thoughts are with you all in remembrance... it was such a horrific event... and I don't think the timing of the most recent Coloroado shootings is an accident.

    Hug the beauty, compassion and solidarity close. It's all we really have in the end.

    {{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}
    3290 days ago
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