Silence for the London victims

At noon there was a two minute silence for the victims of last week’s bomb obscenity.
 
Some of the guys wanted to mark it outside, so we went upstairs to the street.  It seems everyone else had the same idea.  The pavement was packed.  Next door the church bell was tolling the countdown to noon.  Gradually the conversation and awkward jokes petered out.
 
Then the church clock tolled 12 and London stopped.  Taxis with customers, busses, delivery drivers and motorcycle couriers.  We all united for two minutes in contemplation of man’s inhumanity.
 
We are based right in the city, 100 metres from London Bridge.  I have never known it that silent, that respectful, even late at night.  No-one talked, there was no traffic.  We are a cynical bunch, but I could see I was not the only one choked with emotion.  A truly beautiful moment to counter the ugliness of last week’s terrible acts.
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About snodlander
Snodlander is the nom de plume of Bob Simms. He is an IT trainer, but it's not as glamourous as it sounds. When he's not enthralling classes with adventures through SQL Server, he writes, draws and drinks his own home-brew. Buy his novel on Amazon Kindle at The Young Demon Keeper, It's 74p, for crying out loud!

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