Thursday, July 07, 2005

Stoic or shocked

I just returned from dinner. We decided to walk to the pizzeria, but took the bus coming back. As the bus pulled up (I thought twice), I expected the entire bus would be buzzing with discussion of the attacks. While there was some talking, it was barely a murmur. Buses in London are generally very quiet, people don't talk to other commuters they don't know. Tonight's trip felt like a normal Thursday commute. Is this the British stoicism that PM Blair paid tribute to or are we all still in shock? I really don't know. I suppose the upcoming days and weeks will tell.