On my Facebook feed there are a lot of articles about ISIS, religion, etc but I will not comment on any of that.
My first reaction was fear. But just briefly. Paris is my favourite city..I've been there a few times and have always loved it there. I'm not saying that the city matters because it would've been just as tragic if it were to happen in any other city (& I know it does). I immediately thought of the times I spent there and always felt safe and carefree..even travelling to other cities, and here in Toronto. I would never expect something like that to happen to me. Then I thought that is exactly how the victims would have felt. Just going for a night out, not realizing it would be their last. Or their friends/family members, not realizing they would never return. Over the years there has been a lot of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, accidents that take away many lives. People hear about it on the news and always think it's something that just happens to others..but in reality, it can happen to anyone and your life can be taken away just like that. It makes me really sad to think about. I came across an article last night that listed all the victims that they identified so far, and a few sentences about each of them. It made them seem so real to me..like they were just normal people that could've been me or someone I knew. I know this is a very obvious type of observation but it made me really think about how delicate life is because we never know which day could be our last.
When I think of terrorist attacks, I think of them as a part of life that will not stop. Not for a long time anyway/for the rest of my life time. So when I said before that my first reaction was fear..I then realized that for as long as there will be terrorism, I do not want to always live in fear. I still want to be able to go out and travel around, not having to worry about being attacked. From this incident I have realized how true and important it is to live every day as if its your last, and cherish all the moments you have with your loved ones.
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