My thoughts, observations and experiences during my four weeks in Scandinavia through the Fund for Teachers fellowship. I am very grateful and honored for the incredible experience.
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.