This blog post is quite personal as I am a bit taken back by recent events, and I must say writing about it is all I can think of doing.
I’m sat here a bit in disbelief..my beloved country, my peaceful home has become a victim to such grief and sorrow. As I heard the news about the bomb in Oslo and also the horrible affairs that were to follow, I am relieved no one I know was hurt. Still, my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by this horrible act of hatred.I am born and raised in the North of Norway, and it is such a beautiful peaceful country. No one could have ever imagined this to happen.
I think it is amazing how everyone has reacted to it all..with such love in responds to hatred.With a shoulder to cry on instead of words of revenge. Suddenly everyone is your neighbor. A stranger, your brother. It is such a testimony of the time we live in, where when it all comes down to the core – all we want is to love and be loved in return.
I went to a memorial service at St. Anns church in Manchester, and I left my rose by the side of the road in respect for all those who we will never forget.
– Silje –