Monday, December 15, 2014

End of innocence

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Sydney through the ferry window

As Ambassador Dan Shapiro so well said, "We share the pain of Australians for those they tragically lost today, and send condolences to the families. May they know no more sorrow."

My family in Sydney thought they live far away from such Mideast-type madness. 
This morning I'm afraid they are waking up to a new reality. 

I wish for a return of safety, confidence, and good life for the fair city of Sydney. 
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The Sydney Morning Herald has been live-blogging the events. 
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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13 comments:

Sara said...

Amen to Dan Shapiro's statement, and may your wish come true. Peace, Shalom, to Sydney and the world.

mick said...

Thanks for your kind comments - it has been a terrible 24 hours here in Australia. The whole world has become so violent!!

Norma Beishir said...

I agree with Mr. Shapiro's statement. My prayers are with my Australian friends and everyone in Sydney.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it is all so very very sad.

Cloudia said...

Amen. Shalom




Hels said...

No, innocence ended in 2002 when over 200 young Australians and Indonesians were killed in the Bali Nightclub Terrorism. We never recovered, I suspect in part, because the dead people were all young, sporty and sometimes famous.

The difference now is that Sydney is on Australian soil. What chaos, all caused by one extremist who somehow got hold of a gun :( Did the security people not know he somehow smuggled a gun into the country, perhaps by bribing a custom's officer?

I feel utterly miserable.

Birdman said...

Gal, innocence took a detour light years ago for me... but I can 'bridge' til tomorrow'.

William Kendall said...

The news started coming through here last evening... disturbing to say the least.

Kay said...

We were really shocked to hear about this in the news yesterday and today. I feel so awful for those families who lost their loved ones. This is all madness.

Peter said...

Thank you for your kind comments Dina, I know you have a Sydney connection. We are all Sydneysiders today.

VP said...

I keep asking myself: why did nobody see it coming?

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

You are right! And now I can`t stop thinking about the school children in Pakistan....

Jim said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Dina. We're all trying to come to to terms with how the perpetrator with a history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability was out on the streets.