Thursday, March 11, 2004

Madrid blast

I've got topics, but they don't seem important in light of a bombing in Madrid with a toll comparable to our Sept. 11, 2001.

There will be time for questions about who did it and who's responsible (different parties to some people's minds), but today is a day to think about specific people, "pieces of train in the street and dead people trapped in the twisted iron," as one witness reported. It's time to see blood running down people's faces and the intensely focused expressions of the rescue workers. It's time to think about families waiting for news and others who have already heard what they never imagined while they were eating breakfast and planning who would do the shopping after work.

Tomorrow they'll have a rally and begin to dig out. Tonight around the world, prayers are being offered for their dead.

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