More often than not, we are faced with pictures from the Middle East of bombings, violence and death. We watch and reflect, but it seems distant and view it as a part of the fabric of the Middle East..it is a part of their culture and their highly-held religious beliefs. So we shake our heads and we go on with our lives. But yesterday the reality of violence took on a whole new light. As the day's events unfolded, the words terrorism and violence took on a whole new meaning. It was all so surreal...it took a while to sink in..that this was actually happening in the U.S. Canadians were horrified as we watched each development on TV. We were shocked and in total disbelief. The only solace is we know that Americans are strong and resilient and that you will overcome. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Peace.
Source: Connie Bernardi (firstname.lastname@example.org)