Thursday, July 07, 2005
All I have to say is that, although so far as I know, no-one I know has been harmed, the large number of people I know in my home city includes friends who live on Brick Lane, one of whom was in Aldgate East station at half eight this morning, twenty minutes before the bomb went off. Both my parents, my sister, friends of the family, most of the people I know at home, use the tube to travel to work: it could've been them, any of them. I used to go to work through Edgware Road: it could've been me. That hurts, and hurts in a way I suspect it can only hurt for someone to whom it is that close to.