BOMBED IN LONDON!
By Lady Bunny
Friday, 7/15/2005 12:00 AM
My mom phoned me to ask if any of my friends had been hurt by the London
bombings. I told her not to worry, that my drunk-ass friends there get
bombed regularly. But seriously folks, I told her I hadn't really called
around hunting for tragedy. The death toll wasn't that high and I assume I'd
hear about any bad news should there be any. Now I'm a southern drag queen
who loves her momma and I know that she was genuinely concerned about my
many English friends. But there is a tendency to wallow in tragedy. There is
certainly nothing wrong with expressing shock and horror over it, mourning
the dead and memorializing them. It's only fitting.
I live near St. Vincent's Hospital where many of the 9/11 victims were
taken. On a nearby fence, commemorative tiles have been hung by the families
of the dead/wounded and well-wishers. ... Read More