awareness · family.

Open letter to a little girl in a big scary world.

My darling this is one letter I didn’t want to write, one topic that shouldn’t even exist. You see, the world as we know it is changing, there’s more violence now than there used to be when I was growing up and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be slowing down any time soon.

You may be wondering why I am writing to you about such a thing well you see, last Monday 22nd May 2017, in what is usually a really peaceful city was an ill-minded action by one lame individual, this clown took the lives of 22 and injured many, many more innocent people who just like you loved their music, so much so they were attending a concert of one of the biggest names in teen music at the moment – Β Ariana Grande. She had just finished singing the last song of the evening which is called One Last Time when seconds after she had sung the last word and people were starting to leave the arena this cretin detonated a bomb which ricocheted through the Foyer.

Just as quick as he was to cause chaos there were people even quicker coming to the aid of those in need, you see darling, the world is full of nasty people but for every nasty person there is hundreds of hero’s willing to drop everything and help, Manchester was no exception, there were taxi men who turned off their meters to run those in need to hospital or safety, hundreds of people were opening up their doors and inviting those who were in the ordeal to spend the night at there’s you see, This is United Kingdom and when times are hard United we stand.

In the days after, we didn’t grind to a halt, we kept going as normal as we possibly could and darling that’s what I want you to do.

You want to go to a concert? You go.

You want to go on a trip? You go.

You want to go explore the world? You go.

Don’t let a small minority stop you from living the life you long for because believe me that is what they want, they want to see the world cower away in terror, they want to see the world crumble under their actions because that is how they know they’re winning, But darling they are not and will continue to not win, you see, the world is made up of loads of islands but when a tragic event like what we have just witnessed unfolds and like the many times before, it doesn’t matter how much water is between each country we all unite as one and show these reprobates that they will not break us for we only have one life and that one life shall be lived to the full no matter what.

And that is what I want you to do, you will carry on living this life as happy as you are right now without fear, without looking over your shoulder, you will not lock yourself away from he terror of this world because that isn’t what we do it is what they want us to do but it is not in our nature and it sure as hell isn’t in yours.

So live your life, go do every single thing you want to do, live for the moment and don’t have “what if’s”. The world is your oyster go see it, for everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.

 

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