Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Silence

Did you observe the Silence?

From Belfast to St Andrews to London, Britain came to a standstill at noon.

It was touching and I cried as I watched the news.

As Big Ben chimed the hour, London ground to a halt. Piccadilly Circus so motionless, it looked like a photograph. City traders like statues on the floor. Trafalgar Square, Tavistock Place and King's Cross, packed with people wiping their eyes. The occupants of Scotland Yard, Number 10, Buckingham Palace - all emerged like silent symbols into the sunlight, standing in solidarity to respect the lost innocents.

May they not have died in vain.
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5 comments:

Jia Li said...

It is very sad

Rami said...

God bless the souls of those who died...

Anonymous said...

May they rest in peace.
Vanessa

Jackal said...

My mum and I were walking down Wimbledon Park Road on our way to Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club. As avid tennis fans we had booked in to one of their tours of the grounds & courts.
At 11.58 am we were aware of a woman in a black car, pull over beside us. Her windows were open and she had the local radio station on. She got out of the car and came over to where we were on the pavement and the three of us not saying a word, stood in silence as the radio went into the two minute silence.
It struck me as a moment which truly brought home the unity of the British public. Strangers standing united together.

Olivia said...

Jackal, thank you for sharing that with us. It really is an illustration of unity. Special...