Today I can't be facetious. It isn't possible for me to try and find the funny side of things. Because there isn't one.
I remember watching the events of 9/11 unfold live on the television and I remember what I felt then. Today I was asleep when the explosions happened, but I am again watching the television and hearing about fatalities and ordinary, innocent people caught up in the horror. Today it was our turn.
We'd been expecting it for a long while. And we are used to it. In the past it was the IRA; today the terrorists are... who knows?
The response will be the same - we will never give in. We will make sure those who are trying to scare us into submission never ever win.
My only weapon against the perpetrators is a mere slap, but there are millions of us...