Wednesday, July 13, 2005

From shock to acceptance, no rage and grief

Allison Pearson, author of the chick-lit bestseller 'I Don't Know How She Does It,' has a fabulous column in the Evening Standard about London's slightly strange reaction to last Thursday's events. It includes interesting insights, but unfortunately I can't find it online, so here's the money quote:
London had suffered horribly, but that suffering mainly went on underground.
In New York and Madrid, the agony was in plain sight. No wonder thousands took to their streets in lamentation. In our city they say proudly that it's Business As Usual. But what kind of people move from shock to acceptance without an intervening period of rage and grief?
Kind of backs up my initial observation, just hours after the event, about the lack of pictures from the scenes.

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