I had planned to settle onto my couch this evening and write a post about my travel plans to Paris. I wanted to talk about how much the flight had cost, when I was planning on going and where I was planning on staying. It was going to be a post about an adventure.
Now, that unwritten blog post seems trivial in light of the events that have been unfolding in my city in the past 24 hours. It started last night around 7:30, but I had no idea what had transpired until 10:00, when my twitter feed exploded with anxious inquiries from friends about the events in Moncton. If you haven’t heard the story, just search #MonctonShooting for full details.
I won’t elaborate on the story here, partly because every last excruciating detail has been reported and rehashed on social media, but mostly because this has been the only topic of discussion today at work, and at the grocery store, and with the many family members and friends that I’ve been in contact with today. Honestly, as far as this particular topic is concerned, I’m all talked out.
I’m not going to write about anything else, either. The suspect is still out there, and I’m simply thankful that my family members who were in the quarantined area were able to escape safely and without incident. For tonight, that is enough.
All I will say is that there are things in life that are more important than money, and there are people out there who are far braver than I am. Thank you to everyone who texted, tweeted, emailed and called me today. We are alright. Good night.
Update: I woke up this morning (Friday, June 6th) to news that the suspect has been captured, alive, with no further deaths or injuries. Go RCMP, you guys rock.