i woke up this morning

May 23, 2017 1:03am CST
And the world was a little duller. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is reach for my phone and check the news. Once upon a time I was able to actually watch the news whilst munching on my breakfast, but earlier starts put paid to that. I reached for my phone this morning and clickety-clicked on the BBC News app to be greeted with the horrid truth of things that happen when I go to bed a little earlier than usual. Manchester is not local to me; it's the other side of the country. Although in American terms it's probably still less than half the distance betwixt Los Angeles and San Francisco. In that sense, anything that happens in England and the UK is probably local to me. I have been to the Arena {once, twice, I'm not sure} to boogie on down to some tunes. Last night some people {mostly younger ladies?} went to the Manchester Arena to boogie on down with Ariana Grande. Some people went to pick up their daughters and sisters who had boogied themselves into exhaustion. Yet other people went to work, to earn money to feed and clothe themselves and their families, at the Manchester Arena. Most will make it home with a terrible tale to tell, but some will never go home again, and some will live with their pain and injuries for many years. The sun is shining and the skies are bright blue, but it should be grey and miserable and broken. So sad.
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@xFiacre (6034)
• Ireland
23 May 17
@poppylicious Anguish.
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• United States
23 May 17
It's awful. It always is. You wonder sometimes how the world can go on when so much evil is in it.
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24 May 17
The world is a cruel place. I suspect it always will be. We can but try to make it less so. :(
@Fleura (7368)
• United Kingdom
23 May 17
I didn't check the news at first; it was a lovely morning. Then I thought I'd better see what was happening in the world. We are in a terrible mess right now.
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
23 May 17
I was already up when the news on this was just breaking... Horrible indeed.
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@jstory07 (72158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 May 17
That is sad when things happen to others and they are suffering because of it. So sad.
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@tch12345 (17)
• Lucknow, India
23 May 17
it is really sad to see such situations took place . International terrorism is a major problem which needs to be curbed fast.
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@marlina (80439)
• Canada
23 May 17
Extremely sad.
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• United States
24 May 17
i 'twas purely horrified 's we got the initial news here'n the u.s. 't the time, they'd still not figured what'd occurred. my heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones 'n all who'll carry those sights/smells/sounds 'n pain the rest 'f their lives. i agree, seems odd how the sun continues to shine, the birds still sing, etc. when such tragedies occur. big hugs!