From A Distance – The Second Anniversary

For the second of today’s extravaganza of recycling, this piece is from this day in 2016. It marks the terrorist atrocities carried out in Brussels the day before, and as you will see I used some of the text again in the London piece I am also sharing today. You might think this lazy: in my defence, I think the words are just as valid today as they were a year or two years ago. Evil cannot be allowed to triumph over good.

Take It Easy

Yesterday morning, as is my regular habit, I switched on the TV to watch the BBC Breakfast programme whilst waking myself with my first coffee of the day. I hadn’t been watching long when the whole tenor of the programme changed, and it became apparent that something serious was happening in Brussels. For the next three hours or so I couldn’t tear myself away from the sheer awfulness of what was happening. I was going to write something about this yesterday, but just didn’t feel that I could. It’s not as though I knew anyone involved, or had ever been to Brussels, but I needed to gather my thoughts and deliver a calmer response to these events. Attacks like this strike at the heart of our society. London is now on heightened alert and must be a strong candidate for an atrocity such as this. I was working in Central…

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2 thoughts on “From A Distance – The Second Anniversary

  1. Osyth March 24, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    And the irrepressible hand of irony dictates that you post this as another attack takes place in the South of France. Your words are informed, wise and emotional as they should be. Thank you Clive. Xx

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    • Clive March 25, 2018 / 9:06 am

      Sadly, some things never change, do they? Thanks for your kind words xx

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