Monday, July 23, 2012 | | By: Febi

Aurora


Just another sick shooting.  This time it’s somewhere in the USA.  What’s the next news item…

Just a moment.  Did they say Aurora?  Which Aurora – there’s a load of different Auroras in the States.  There’s one in Illinois, and another in Maine. 

JD lives in the one in Colorado.

Check news on Internet.  Heavens Above -  it IS the one in Colorado.  



It happened yesterday.  When I’m on holiday I don’t take much notice of the news.

But JD lives in Aurora, Colorado.  Now this suddenly becomes personal.

Being linked to folk around the world via all our modern technology has its advantages but it also makes the world so small when something like this happens. 

Check on Google to see just how big Aurora is.  56th largest city in the US.  Gosh, bigger than I thought. 

Checks when J was last on-line in a mutual social network.

Ten hours ago.  So at least she’s OK and still checking her e-mails so her family can’t be involved in any way.  Hopefully.

Thank Heaven.

A random news item that would have just sunk vaguely into my unconscious, along with all the other crises and disasters, has now become a matter to be thought about. Bereaved relatives to need one’s sympathy.  Injured victims and those traumatised by simply being there.  They’d gone out to watch a movie and ….   

E-mail arrives from JD saying "family and I were home safe and sound when the shooting occured".

Aurora goes back largely to being just another sick shooting.  But so sad.  One can only hope some good eventually comes of it. 

Ah well, on to the next news item…  Wonder what the weather forecast is for tomorrow.

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