Today is August 12, 2016. I have a feeliing that this day's submissions will carry a unifying theme.
annoyed at the thunderstorm waking me
Pissed off but
pleased that I have a day off and can go back to sleep
irked that the reason for my day off is the Queen's birthday/Mother's Day
homesick thinking about my own mother and grandmother far away
concerned at the number of "are you okay?" messages
incredulous as I see the news:
Two bombs exploded yards from my street
One person dead
At least seven injured.
I realise what the thunderstorm was and I am relieved
Shaken and upset I message frantically to my friends and family back home
Don't worry, I am fine! xx
I send messages to my friends here
They are fine too - marked "safe" by Facebook
A moment of shock, then silent reflection.
The acknowledgement of grief
I'm pessimistic about politics
I'm hopeful for humanity
and thankful for the mother in us all
How are you feeling today?
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