July 7th, 2005

London Underground

Hoisting a Union Jack for our friends...

I have tears in my eyes as I read what happened in London today. King's Cross, Russell Square, Edgware Road--I've been through all those Tube stations. The names are dear to my heart. Ah, London, as others have said by now, you've withstood worse in the Blitz, and you'll withstand this too, but I grieve all the same.

As for Al Qaeda, I had to delete a lot of the bitter, vicious things I originally typed about what I wish I could do to them for this action. I don't know that it would help anyone if I said such things. Instead I'll simply paraphrase Bill Murray in Ghostbusters: Nobody steps on an Underground station in my town.

And today I'm calling London my town.