Thanks to all the Londoners who have posted saying they're ok. I'm deeply glad to know that, and I'm not capable of articulating any other reactions at the moment. I'm adding the possibility of logging on and seeing reassuring posts to my list of reasons to love LJ, and I'm sorry that's a bit flippant, but.
For those of you in foreign countries who might not know, I'm several tens of miles from London and have only heard of the attacks second hand, so obviously, there is no cause to worry about me.
Addendum: Both my brothers are ok, since they have been in Brighton all day.
I'm not going to be completely calm until I've heard from Spanish M, and I have no reliable way of contacting her at all. But so much reassurance from my friends list, otherwise it could have taken days for me to get to the state I am now.
Addendum 8 July: Spanish M is ok! And she answered my email! OK, I'm dying for her news and a single sentence telling me she's alive and in Spain doesn't quite fill that void, but I'm still much happier with that single sentence than you probably expect. Her email address works, at least, even if she's hopeless at actually replying to it, and that is a great relief to me.
Most heartfelt hugs or equivalents to anyone who is still missing people.
|Date:||July 7th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)|
7 minutes after journal entry, 11:39 am (rysmiel's time)
I'm adding the possibility of logging on and seeing reassuring posts to my list of reasons to love LJ, and I'm sorry that's a bit flippant, but.
Believe me, it's not.
The difference it makes to have so fast and efficient a way of finding out whether the people one cares for are all right when terrorist attacks happen is something for which I am profoundly grateful.
|Date:||July 8th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)|
1 days after journal entry, 05:27 pm (livredor's time)
The difference it makes to have so fast and efficient a way of finding out whether the people one cares for are all right
Yes, LJ is really amazingly well set up for this, isn't it? So much more efficient, and less strain on the communication networks, than frantically phoning everyone you know. It was quite a revelation to me to see my flist yesterday.
something for which I am profoundly grateful.
Thank you, that does make me feel less like I was being insensitive and frivolous in thinking of that at such a time.
|Date:||July 7th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)|
19 minutes after journal entry
"no cause to worry about me."
Well even though you dont know me and I dont know you.. I still worry. I live in Orange County, California. I worry about london.. I hope all are ok and thoes who are not are resting safe. I have always wanted to go to London and will still want to go. I hope all your friends are ok and from on the other side of the globe I want you to know we are very concerned.