It's been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. Life has sort of taken over, plus I have also been getting into 'Facebook' which is quite weird and incredible....you find old friends, pupils who you studied with, former work colleagues etc. It's fascinating and mildly addictive.
Live Earth is coming this weekend I believe. So is Tour de France in London.
It's also 2 years to the day on Saturday since the 7/7 bombings in London - to which I sadly lost two colleagues from work, both of whom I trained (as part of my role), and one of whom I had a working relationship with.
Feelings of sadness and reflection come upon me around this time. And the recent terrorist attempts of violence in London and Glasgow only serve to act as another sober reminder.
A reminder of how sad and futile these vain attempts to be violent and destructive really are. I don't understand why people are so motivated by hate to want to destroy life so mindlessly and in the name of God. There is no justification, in my opinion. It truly is a waste, and breeds negativity, fear and selfishness. These are the kinds of attributes which I don't like in myself and others.
Looking back, I wonder if Martin McGuinness et al really think the IRA bombings of the 1970's and 1980's were really worth it and served much in the end.
Why don't the bombers create a laughter bomb, or something like that? A spontaneous explosion of innocent laughter, joy and happiness. Much more imaginative, creative, productive, positive and beneficial. Well, we can dream....:)