Sunday, July 24, 2011

"The attack was squarely aimed at the values Norwegians treasure most. Their openness, freedom of expression and feeling of safety have all been shaken to the core," argues Norwegian journalist Liss Goril Anda in her personal viewpoint article on the BBC News website.
I can't stop thinking about Norway.  We all felt so safe in such a peaceful and welcoming country.  Wandering the streets, hiking through the woods, enjoying an ice cream cone outside government buildings.  Such horror in the city that is proud to house the Nobel Peace Center. I can't imagine Norway ever being or feeling the same . . . something has been lost like something was lost and forever changed in America after 9/11.  I just keep reading and thinking about the awful attacks.  I'm heartbroken for the loss of life, the grieving friends and families and a nation in mourning.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My heart goes out to Norway at this awful time.

My heart goes out to Norway. During my three weeks studying in Oslo last summer, I revered the peaceful, happy quality of life in this amazing city in a great and kind country. I am horrified and saddened by these attacks and wish everyone much peace, love and strength during this awful time.

For more information on the twin attacks.