11:56 UPDATE:Harriet's blog provides an on-the-spot description of the resulting travel chaos this morning. A well-written account of the unsettling confusion that spreads out from the epicentre of such a tragedy to the population at large.
Reading these words by people who I regard as friends - normal people like myself living normal lives - and how this tragedy has touched their world, it makes an impact that so many news-reports can't access by the very nature of reporting on their lives as opposed to the "breaking news".
And suprisingly and strangely perhaps stupidly, after reading Astolath's writing, I wish I was there to help heal London's wounds. Although I'd only lived there for just a few years until I moved away to be with my wife, I still feel like a part of our great capital, I still feel like a true Londoner. And my heart bleeds for Tavistock Square, having spent many happy times there.
I know what you mean, Susan. My own words just aren't enough.
I used to work right near to the bus explosion at Tavistock Square, and I've heard from some of my ex-colleagues about it - it sounds terrible. And having worked alot near Kings Cross and Russell Square I can't help but but imagine myself in the hell of their evacuation...
A terrible day indeed, but London will survive - years if IRA terrorism has made them more resilient than most against such terror.
It still hasn't sunk it yet. What it has shown though, is that Britain truly is Great. The way our people have come through this and put the stiff upper lip back on, is admirable. We won't let these bastards get us down. They will not win.