It has been mostly quiet on my part for a couple of days now. The bombing of the Government quarter and the following massacre on Utøya, where 68 people was killed, has been quite disturbing. But in these following days, I must say that the Norwegian people are coping with the crisis in a really significant way. By answering this attack not with hate, but with solidarity and love towards those who died in the terror July 22. 2011.
Even though I didn't know any of those who were killed, it is so horrific since most of the people killed on Utøya were so young. Even though the material damage of the Government quarter was huge, and it may take years to rebuild, we can never get those who died back.
It has been a couple of weird days, and I myself participated in the torchlight procession in Bergen, in rememberence of those who died. It was moving to see the streets of Bergen, and the streets in almos every city in Norway filled with masses of people, some holding torches, others holding roses. In Bergen the procession had to take a longer round in the city, because there were so many who showed up to pay their respect. And in Oslo, there were supposed to be a procession too, but there were so many people that they were no longer available to do so.
When I say that there met more people that day, than on the Norwegian day of Constitution on May 17th. Those who know Norway may then understand the extent of the situation.
I will soon start posting projects on my blog, but I just wanted to dedicate a little post to those who died.