These photos were taken on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. I was on my way to the Natural Foods on 257 Augusta Avenue for some fruit. There was a carnival atmosphere, as it was the wend in UNESCO’S HERITAGE SITE, Kensington Market.
As the sun came out, the Tower Clock chimed 12 and the sun felt momentarily warm on my back. At that very moment, a swiftly moving pedestrian purposefully body-checked my left shoulder with such a force, and then he was gone. The incident happened in less than a nanosecond. No one would have noticed. Shaken, all I could feel was RAGE, INDIGNANT RAGE.
later I was standing in line a Sanagan’s Meat Market, and one of the people in front of me, accidentally stepped on my foot…the clerk behind the glass counter said in a good humored-fashion..”Oh, be careful of that nice little old lady behind you.” I just chuckled and replied “Who says I am so nice?”
The next day for some reason, before hearing about the Boston Marathon, I took photos of signs(for example the subway train sign that addresses codes of behavior while travelling,) and I also noted the streetcar sign signifying TTC HAS ZERO TOLERENCE FOR ASSAULT, and then later passed a sign at AGO. These days will PASS OVER TO WHAT???
I have read many articles dealing with people’s reactions to the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack, Monday, April 15th and the sentiments written my Michael Ignatieff seem to resonate the most.
What is sickening, Ignatieff, goes on to say, is the awareness that there is someone, very close by, who couldn’t care less about you, but wants to make a point, political or otherwise and to do so has decided to play God with your life.
He goes on to say that although Terror seeks to destroy our trust in one another, it also reminds us that we owe each other and have this concept deeply coded inside us.
I must also add that the film, by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers deals with the subject of terrorism so effectively, that one walks away wanting it to be a mandatory viewing for “our times.”