Over the past few days, I have been confronted with images of the horrific events in Oslo and Utoya. My heart goes out to all Norwegians out there. It feels like the attack was directed at a country known for its openness and kindness. Even in this blogging world, their warmth and love permeates. Over the past months, I have received nothing but kindness from my Norwegian readers, even though I have never met any of them.
I am impressed with how they react as a nation to this tragedy too. Even in such dreadfully sad times, it touches me to see how their reactions are all full of dignity and love. Even though it may be so easy now to retaliate out of anger, they refuse to be drawn into the destructiveness of hatred.
Norway and all your children all over the world, you are in my heart and in my thoughts.